Veterans Day is Wednesday and many businesses will extend a "thank you" to the men and women who have served in the country's armed forces with Veterans Day freebies, discounts and deals.
Chili's is offering a free entrée from a set menu, and T.G.I. Friday's has free lunch from a special menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
IHOP is serving free pancakes with strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while Starbucks is offering a free tall (12-ounce) coffee, a deal that's also open to military spouses.
Click through for a partial list of companies that are offering freebies to current and former service members (except where otherwise noted) on Veterans Day this year. Since participation may vary, it's aa good idea to call the outlet you plan to visit to confirm participation.