Holiday means freebies for veterans and active duty personnel

November 10, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 10, 2010

Freebies abound for veterans and active-duty military personnel Thursday, Veterans Day.

Brown Bear Car Wash offers free tunnel car washes to veterans and active-duty service personnel. Find the local Brown Bear outlets at 22121 S.E. 56th St. in Issaquah, and 3050 228 Ave. S.E. in Sammamish. In order to receive the offer, veterans and service members should identify themselves to the wash attendant in order to receive a free wash.

“This program is designed to show our support and gives us a unique opportunity to say thank you to people who sacrifice for our freedom,” Brown Bear President Victor Odermat said.

Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants offers free hamburgers and cheeseburgers to veterans and active military personnel.

Veterans and service members who military identification or wear their military uniform can receive a free hamburger or cheeseburger at every Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant. Find a complete list of restaurants here.

Dick Spady, cofounder and president of the eponymous chain, is also a veteran.

“I served in the Navy in World War II, the Air Force during the Korean War, and my wife was in the Navy when we met,” he said. “We both share a deep respect and admiration for our fellow veterans and active military members. They deserve our recognition and gratitude.”

Veterans Day also means no fees at national parks.

Explore national parks for free on Veterans Day. In honor of the holiday, the National Park System has offered free access to the park system.

The fee waiver applies to more than 100 fee-charging parks, including Mount Rainier National Park. Learn more about the fee waiver here.

The park service has several fee-free days planned for 2011: April 16-24, Sept. 24 and Nov. 11.

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