Veterans Day events, free meals for veterans and active duty military

Thursday is Veterans Day, and plenty of businesses and restaurants around the country are...
Thursday is Veterans Day, and plenty of businesses and restaurants around the country are taking time to honor veterans with special deals and discounts.(KWTX)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:21 AM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A number of Veterans Day events will take place Thursday in the High Plains Region, including several free meal offers for veterans and active duty military.


Veterans Day Ceremony at Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial will hold their annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the War Memorial at 4111 S. Georgia Street. The program includes an invocation, presentation of colors, pledge of allegiance, national anthem, flyover, a brief greeting by Congressman Ronny Jackson and more.

Vietnam Flag Hanging Ceremony in Clovis: The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library at 701 N. Main Street. A commemorative Vietnam War flag will be hung for public view.

Veterans Roundtable: All veterans living in Texas’ 13 Congressional District are invited to attend. The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the needs and concerns of veterans. The roundtable will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Center at 4111 S. Georgia Street.

Coffee Memorial Blood Center: The center encourages blood donors to honor veterans, active service members and their families by making a blood donation on Veterans Day. Donors will received special gifts in addition to a free t-shirt, including an American flag lapel pin.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System: NWTHS is hosting a special event to honor veterans at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 11. The event will be at the Northwest front lawn at 1501 S. Coulter. A brief ceremony will be conducted, including the Randall County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard.

Quick Quack Car Wash: The company is offering free car washes for veterans and Active-Duty military on Thursday. Veterans will receive a free top wash car wash at all Quick Quack locations.

Amarillo ISD Honor’s Veterans:

  • AmTech Career Academy will serve a Veterans Day breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. The breakfast will take place at Café 21 (entrance on south side of building).
  • Oak Dale Elementary will have a Veterans Day assembly from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in their cafeteria on Thursday.
  • Lamar Elementary will have a Veterans Day assembly from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in their cafeteria on Thursday. Fourth graders will sing patriotic songs.

WTAMU Celebrates Veterans and Active Duty Personnel:

  • All active duty and veterans will receive free admission to a series of sporting events on campus in Canyon. Veterans will be honored with a silent tribute at 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 13 at WT’s Veterans Memorial between Old Main and the Engineering and Computer Science Building. There will also be a special breakfast tailgate party at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 13 along 26th Street at the intersection with Russel Long Boulevard.
  • Free admission with military ID or a VA card will be offered at the following:
    • WT’s Women’s Basketball at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the First United Bank Center
    • WT’s Women’s Volleyball at 6:00 p.m. Nov. 12 and 3:00 p.m. Nov. 13 in the First United Bank Center
    • WT’s Men’s Basketball at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 1:00 p.m. Nov. 14 in the First United Bank Center
    • WT Football at 11:00 a.m. Nov. 13 in Buffalo Stadium

Free Meals

Golden Corral: A free dinner buffet and beverage is available to all active duty military personnel, retirees, National Guard, reserves and veterans of all branches of service. The offer is available from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on November 11.

Walk-On’s: The restaurant is offering all active and retired service members a complimentary Scholarship Burger and side of fries on November 11.

Aspen Creek Grill: Active-duty military and veterans will received a complimentary meal from a special menu from open until 6:00 p.m. on November 11.

Texas Roadhouse: To honor veterans and active military, Texas Roadhouse will distribute meal vouchers from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in their parking lot on November 11. To receive a voucher, guests are asked to show a military card, VA card or discharge papers.

Red Lobster: To honor veterans, Red Lobster is offering veterans, active duty military and reservists a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on November 11. A valid military ID or proof of service is required.

Jimmy’s Egg: Both Amarillo locations are offering free meals for veterans on November 11.

Bubba’s 33: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free lunch or pick up a rain-check meal voucher from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 11. The vouchers will be available from a tent in the Bubba’s 33 parking lot. Proof of service required for a meal or meal voucher.

If you know of an event or Veterans Day offer not on this list, please email

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