As a veteran, I am honored to have served and ask nothing in return from my country. However, it is always nice when someone approaches me and thanks me for my service and I try to do the same to any active duty or prior service veteran I see.  Serving my country was one of the high points in my life and I would gladly go back in a second if I could.

Applebee’s recently announced that every veteran and active duty service member will get a free meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010.  Simply show proof of your service by coming to the restaurant in uniform, bringing a picture of you in uniform, a current LES, an American Legion or VFW card or your DD214 to receive the free meal.  The choices are many and not the cheap items on the menu either!  See the Web site for more information.

Personally, this is huge to me!  For a large company to give away so much in the terms of food, labor, and advertising just to show its support for the men and women in uniform is something not seen today, at least from a company as large as this one.  I want to thank Applebee’s for its support and I salute every single veteran and active duty military persons.