Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. However, each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 


Visit Irving salutes our past and present men and women in uniform today. Below is a list of Veterans Day celebrations throughout the city.


Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Memorial Park
WHERE: Jack D. Huffman Community Building  |  801 W. Irving Blvd. 75060
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11  |  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a free Veterans Day program at 2:30 p.m. on November 11, at the Jack D. Huffman Community Building auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd., with music, moments of reflection by military personnel, and remarks by city officials.

After, attendees will move to the nearby Veterans Memorial Park, 644 Rock Island Road, where a wreath will be placed on the Wall of Commemoration. Social distancing will be practiced. For more information, contact Irving Parks and Recreation at (972) 721-2501.



Heritage Senior Center Honors Veterans

Veteran saluting flag

WHERE:  Heritage Senior Center  |  200 S Jefferson St. 75060
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11  |  10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Drop by the Heritage Senior Center on Thursday to join in honoring all veterans. Open to seniors and guests, veterans will be honored with music, photo displays, memorabilia and more. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the center at 972-721-2496.



Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse


WHERE: Toyota Music Factory  |  316 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11 


Veterans Day is an opportunity for Blaze to recognize those who have served our country. It is their sincere honor to invite our active military and veterans to enjoy 50% off their FULL EXPERIENCE option on Thursday, Nov. 11. Offer excludes alcohol.



Chicken Salad Chick

WHERE: Chicken Salad Chick  |  3341 Regent Blvd. 75063
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11 


This Thursday, all Chicken Salad Chick locations will be celebrating our military veterans. All veterans and active military will receive a free Chick Special and regular size drink in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11. Stop by in uniform or with your military ID/DD214 to redeem. Not available on online orders. Chicken Salad Chick thanks you for your service.



More Dining Offers


Additional offers are listed below and others can be found at

  • Aspen Creek honors our veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day with a complimentary meal served with scratch made sides (except Aspen Classic Salad) from their special menu.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings All day on Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

  • Chili’s Grill & Bar All veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

  • Cicis Pizza Free adult buffet with valid active-duty or retired military ID on Veterans Day.

  • Denny’s All active, non-active or retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free build-your-own grand slam breakfast on Veterans Day 5 a.m.-noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.

  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Free pulled pork classic sandwich is available this Veterans Day. To redeem in-store, veterans and current military personnel must present a military ID or valid proof of service.

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced medium coffee.

  • El Chico Cafe Veterans and active military eat free on Veterans Day. Limit $20.

  • El Fenix Veterans eat a free taco dinner on Veterans Day. Choose from two Chicken or beef tacos, served with rice and beans.

  • Golden Corral  All active and former military members can pick up a free “thank you meal” promotional card that’s good for one free lunch or dinner buffet and beverage throughout November. One promotional card per person.

  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria All veterans will receive 25% off on Veterans Day.

  • IHOP All active duty and veterans are invited to come in and enjoy free red, white and blue Pancakes on Veterans Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Little Caesars Pizza On Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free lunch combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style deep-dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. 

  • Outback Steakhouse This Veterans Day, all military veterans, active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola.

  • Pie Five Pizza On Veterans Day, all military veterans get a free personal pizza at participating locations. Dine-in only.

  • Red Lobster On Veterans Day, to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from its select Veterans Day menu. To receive the offer, show a valid military ID.

  • Smoothie King  Free 20-ounce smoothie with a military ID on Veterans Day.

  • Starbucks  On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee.

  • Taco Cabana  All veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free ground beef or shredded chicken taco on Veterans Day and on the second Tuesday of every month. Use COUPON290.

  • TCBY  First six-ounces are free for veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

  • Texas Roadhouse  On Thursday, November 11, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the restaurant will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot to all military veterans, valid through May 30, 2022. Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees, including a six-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee

  • Torchy’s Tacos
    Veterans and active U.S. military members can enjoy a complimentary taco and beverage from a select Veterans Day menu on Veterans Day.

  • Wendy’s  Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.

  • Yard House  Veterans and active-duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer on Veterans Day with a valid military ID. The offer is valid for dine-in only.


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Show your support for this amazing group of heroes and celebrate Veterans Day in Irving!