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Best Deals For Veterans In DFW

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Nov. 11 marks Veterans Day, a day of remembrance and appreciation for those who have served and currently serve in the United States military.  Whether you are a veteran or an active service member, there are many places within the Metroplex that would like to say "thank you."  Here is a list of a few.

National Veterans Day Run

The National Veterans Day Run was founded by runners of a Chicago marathon.  They were looking for a fun run in November but didn't find one, so they created their own in November 2011. Instead of one city, the Veterans Day Run is hosted simultaneously in 11 cities throughout the world.  This is the fourth year of this annual event. The Fort Worth event will take place at 3:11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Trinity Park. The Dallas event will take place at Bachman Lake Park at 8:11 a.m., Sun., Nov. 15. The race will offer three distances including a 5K, 11K and a one-mile family and supporter walk/run. There are registration discounts for veterans and active-duty military personnel.  Whether you can, run, walk, roll or stroll, this is a great way to support the men and women of the armed forces. 

Bread Winners Bakery & Café
3301 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 754-4940

To show their gratitude and respect to those who have served the Country, Bread Winners Bakery & Café is offering active military personnel and retired veterans to join them on Veterans Day, Wed., Nov. 11 at any of their four Dallas locations (Uptown, Northpark, Park Cities and Plano). Those who have served in any branch of the Armed Forces can show a Military ID to receive a complimentary entree. This offer is for dine-in only and not valid on to-go orders.

Cotton Patch Café

Cotton Patch Café is a Texas staple. All of the Cotton Patch Café restaurants (including the ones in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma) are offering a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken meal to all veterans and active military as their way to say thank you to veterans for what they have done to support the country. Please bring military identification with you.

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Norma's Café
1123 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4711

For Texas home cooking, North Texans go to Norma's Café.  The North Dallas, Oak Cliff and Frisco locations are offering breakfast to all veterans on Nov. 11 as a thank you for their service. Enjoy huevos rancheros, a special omelette, pancakes or any other delicious option from their lengthy breakfast menu. Don't forget the mile-high cream pie.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum
3300 Ross Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(855) 733-8627

To honor DFW veterans, the museum (which will have a float in this year's annual Veteran's Day parade) will admit veterans and their families free of charge on Nov. 11. After looking at the dozens of military aircraft stored and on display at the museum, veterans can enjoy a hot dog or hamburger lunch, also free of charge. It's the perfect way for families to spend time together and honor their veteran on this special day. If you are interested in volunteering to help make the day a special one for veterans at the museum, you can sign up at 

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Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at 
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