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    Veterans' Day 2017

    While searching for local ammo I noticed that Cabelas has a free Veteran's Pancake Breakfast at their store on the 11th. 9:00-10:30 Free pancakes and coffee. (And a build-an-AR clinic at noon).

    What are your favorite free things on VD?
    I usually get both lunch and dinner for free. I've heard of free haircuts and oil-changes and some other things but never tried them.

    Another thing I mentioned in another thread...are you aware of the Veterans' ID card? Everyone should get one, call your local VA, I think they usually give them out at clinics/hospitals. Really handy for restaurants and stores and everyday because it is another "official" US picture ID.
    Don't have to carry a copy of your DD214 anymore.
    And some states let you get a Veteran endorsement on your DL, but I'm sure you all knew that.

    I haven't checked yet but I think a local TV station site lists the VD specials and a couple of places show the national lists.

    https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day/
    Last edited by Randy99CL; 10-29-2017 at 11:01 PM.

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    Wow, Faxon Firearms is giving Vets 25% off now through Sunday! Anything on the site. That's huuuuuge!
    http://faxonfirearms.com/veterans-day-2017/

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    Happy/ veterans Day to all that served our great nation. Thank you for all that you have done for America, and our freedoms. You are our heroes. We love you all!

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    To all of you who are veterans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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    j.j- we tried.

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    Thank you gentlemen! And thanks to all the Veterans out there!

    I'm one of the older Vets who left the military 30+ years ago. For decades I didn't talk much about it (never went to war, just no big deal) and I'm still a little surprised when someone thanks me for my service.

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    Out hunting, I hope all Vets had a great day on Saturday. Thanks for all that you have done, war time or not. - You put the effort into your time spent -inside the Military.

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    Randy - don't be surprised. Keep the perspective - it isn't that you did not go to war, but you prepared both physically and mentally to do so and established the willingness to go if called. There are so many who would not. Thank you, sir, for your service.

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    Thanks John, nice of you to say those things.

    I enlisted in the Navy in '73 when Viet Nam was winding down and once it was officially over we didn't have an active war for a while.

    I was in for six years active duty as an Aviation Electronics Technician and loved my job and being involved with Naval Aviation. I'm a WWII buff and grew up fascinated with the Carrier/Naval battles with the Japanese in the Pacific; that's one of the reasons why I joined the Navy. I was lucky to get to work on aircraft and serve on a carrier (USS J.F. Kennedy).

    When I think back now I only remember the amazing things I got to do and places I saw and lived and the friends I made there.

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