Monday Veterans Day Events in the Tampa Bay Area

Tampa VA Hospital Parade, Antique Cars & Cookout – 10 a.m. – The public is invited to celebrate with Veterans, their family and the staff that care for them at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. It’s a full afternoon of honoring Veterans, November 12, with a ceremony, parade and cookout in front of the Fisher House on the campus of the Tampa hospital. More than 51 Veteran and civic groups will march in the parade. Antique cars will be on display and Haley Director Kathleen R. Fogarty is set to deliver the keynote address. Haley VA Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL.

St. Leo University Ceremony – 11 a.m. – Visitors are welcomed to attend the 2012 Veterans Day observance Monday, November 12, at University Campus in east Pasco County. The ceremony will be held in the Marion Bowman Activities Center and feature speaker Assistant Professor and retired U.S. Army Col. Angela Manos-Sittnick, a wounded warrior. Dr. Manos-Sittnick will be part of a  special presentation. The ceremony will also include a wreath presentation, a moment of silence, the parade of colors, an acknowledgement of the veterans present, and a dove release. St. Leo University Campus (www.saintleo.edu) is four miles east of Interstate 75 at exit 285 at 33701 State Road 52. Parking is readily available in the garage near the Bowman Center.

Mahaffey Theater Fund-Raiser – Monday is the final day that a $1 will be donated to the Veteran’s Airlift Command for every special $19.99 Orchestra-level seats to the hottest shows of the season such as “This is the 60s,” “Cirque Chinois,” and “Elvis Lives” among others scheduled at Mahaffey Theater. Use the code USA when purchasing tickets at the Box Office, by phone at (727) 893-7832 or online at TheMahaffey.com.

Restaurants Offering Veterans Discounts

Golden Corral – Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday November 12, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, Veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Little Caesars® Pizza – Little Caesars will honor members – past and present – of the armed forces on Monday Nov. 12, 2012, by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide.

Lone Star Steakhouse – On Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE entrée from our Stars & Stripes Menu. See your local restaurant for details. Be sure to call ahead to verify local participation. Be sure to call ahead to verify local participation.

O’Charley’s – O’Charley’s will thank veterans and active duty military personnel, celebrating their service, by providing them with a complimentary meal on Monday, November 12. With their military I.D. or other proof of service, servicemen and women will receive their choices of meal from the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu.

Outback Steakhouse – The week of November 11th- 12th, Outback will be offering Veterans and servicemembers a Free Bloomin’ Onion and Cocoa-Cola product (non-alcoholic) beverage. In addition, Outback is offering all military servicemembers and veterans who present a proper ID* or a photo in uniform, will receive a 10% discount off their entire guest check.

Sizzler Steak House – Veterans and servicemembers can get a free lunch on Monday Nov. 12, 2012 until 4:00pm. The limited menu includes 3 entrees – 6 oz. Steak, Malibu Chicken, or a Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Click here to check if your local restaurant is offering the Veterans Day freebie.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Veterans and Servicemembers can get a free lunch on Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day offer.

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