Veterans Day events, deals and meals

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom

November 11 is Veterans Day, a day to commemorate those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces. There are many events happening in and around Lincoln to celebrate and honor these men and women. We’ve compiled a list of those happenings below.

Please notify us if you know of an event we missed, and we will be sure to add it to our list!


9:00 a.m. ceremony to mark the dedication of a plaque in the memory of Sergeant Prange, Norris High School

9:00 a.m. Veterans Day open house, 10 a.m. program at Lewiston Consolidated Schools. Lunch to follow.

9:30 a.m. Veterans Day March west of Memorial Stadium (from Memorial Stadium to Auld Rec Center)

9:45 a.m. Veterans Day Assembly, Wahoo High School.

11:00 a.m. Annual Veterans Day program sponsored by Veterans Memorial Garden Advisory Council, Auld Recreation Center in Antelope Park.

11:30 a.m. Strategic Air & Space Museum Veterans Day program and lunch. Free to veterans, $12 for general public.

2:00 p.m. Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Veterans Day Program, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home.

3:00 p.m. Veterans Day recognition at the Gateway Vista auditorium. Nonalcoholic grog bowl tied to different war campaigns and color guard, plus patriotic tributes and memorabilia.

7:00 p.m. Mass, St. Patrick Church, followed by full program.

7:00 p.m. Observance with patriot music at Heckman Auditorium, Doane College, Crete.


Meal Deals:

*Participating locations only. Please bring a valid ID or proof of service.

Applebee’s — free meal from special menu

Buffalo Wild Wings — free small order of wings and fries

Chili’s — free meal from special menu

Cracker Barrel — free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake

Denny’s — free Grand Slam Breakfast 5 a.m.-noon

Golden Corral — free dinner

Hy-Vee — free breakfast

IHOP – free Red, White and Blue pancakes

Little Caesars — free Hot-n-Ready lunch combo 11a.m.-2 p.m.

Olive Garden — free meal

Outback Steakhouse — free Bloomin’ Onion and a drink

Panera Bread — free You Pick 2 meal

Red Lobster — free appetizer or dessert

Red Robin — free Tavern Double Burger and bottomless fries

Starbucks — free tall coffee

Texas Roadhouse — free lunch

Village Inn — free breakfast



U.S. Post Office

Federal, state, county and city offices

Banks and financial institutions

Lincoln City Libraries

Nebraska State Historical Society