It has become popular over the last few years for restaurants to offer free meals on Veterans Day. But Golden Corral has one of the longest running military appreciation events among national restaurants. This is the 15th consecutive year that Golden Corral has provided a free buffet meal and drink to current military members and veterans. This year, the 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday event is scheduled for November 14, 2016, from 5pm to 9pm.
Military Appreciation Monday is offered to anyone who has ever served in the US armed forces. In the past the only requirement to receive the free meal was to inform the restaurant you are a veteran. They usually go on the honor system, and no proof required. That being said – please don’t abuse the system. Claiming you are a veteran just for a free meal is an insult to those who have served our country.
Here is more information about proving your military service:
- How to get a military ID
- How to get a VA ID card.
- State ID cards with Veterans Designation
- How to get a replacement DD 214
These forms of ID are usually acceptable for most restaurants or Veterans Day offers. Many other places will accept a membership card from the VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of American, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, or another service organization. A photo of your time in the service may also be sufficient proof of service, depending on the location.
Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday Facts
Golden Corral has been a wonderful supporter of the military community – providing millions of free meals to veterans and servicemembers, and contributing millions of dollars to support veteran organizations. Here are a few amazing facts about Golden Corrals’ support:
- In 2013, Golden Coral provided over 433,500 free meals for veterans and active duty service members. Guests and restaurants combined to contribute over $1,409,000 for the Disabled American Veterans organization. These funds are used to assist disabled veterans.
- To date, Golden Corral has given veterans and active duty servicemembers over 4.7 million free dinners, and contributed over $11.5 million to the the Disabled American Veterans organization.
I would like to extend my thanks to the folks at Golden Corral for making this possible, and to all Americans who have served – thank you for your service!
For more details, visit Golden Corral’s website.
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