VETERANS DAY: Events and deals across southern Arizona

VETERANS DAY: Events and deals across southern Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Honoring the military - both veterans and active duty personnel with events across southern Arizona.



99th annual Veterans Day parade Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Downtown Tucson

The American Legion Post 7 hosts the parade and ceremony in downtown Tucson starting at Granada and Alameda. This years theme: “Celebration of Armistice Day”

Beginning in 2017, President Trump proclaimed November Veterans and Military Families Month, marking the first time America celebrated Veterans and military families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day, in keeping with the President’s strong focus on improving care and benefits to our nation’s heroes.

That tradition continues again this year, with more than 300 events at VA hospitals, benefits offices and cemeteries across the country, including:

  • senior leader visits to VA facilities
  • open houses
  • town halls
  • benefits claims clinics
  • volunteer recognition
  • homeless Veteran initiative events
  • suicide prevention events
  • faith-based community events
  • flag planting tributes at national cemeteries

To celebrate Veterans and Military Families Month locally, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in partnership with the community and hold the following events honoring Veterans and their families throughout the month of November:

  1. Tucson VA Volunteers will be handing out coffee and carnations to Veterans on Wednesday, November 14 at the Tucson VA.
  2. Fall Veteran Resource Fair & Town Hall at the Tucson VA located at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson AZ, 85723 on Friday, November 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  3. Transgender Remembrance Day at the Tucson VA Tuesday, November 20 in the Patio Conference Room at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson AZ, 85723 starting at noon.  

This year’s celebration of Veterans and Military Families Month caps an unprecedented period of improvement for VA, as the department has made groundbreaking progress over the last two years in the areas of accountability, transparency and efficiency across the department while enjoying an important series of legislative successes.

“At VA, Veterans and their families are at the center of everything we do. Veterans and Military Families Month is an opportunity for us to honor the service of these patriots while educating communities about VA benefits and services and our commitment to customer service improvement,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.

“We look forward to partnering with our community to honor the service and sacrifice of our Veterans,” said William Caron, Director SAVAHCS. “We take great pride in providing safe, high quality health care to our Nation’s Veterans, and we are committed to honoring Veterans and their families every day.”

The full list of national events for Veterans and Military Families month is available at this link.



Denny’s: To thank America’s veterans for their endless service and dedication, Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and military personnel into its booths on Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam®. For more information about Denny’s or to find a participating location near you, please visit

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Monday, Nov. 12. Find the nearest location here.

Golden Corral, Nov. 12, 2018 (5 pm TO 9 pm): The 18th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner, which you can learn all about in our post here.


SmileDirect Club

In celebration of Veterans Day, SmileDirectClub, the doctor-directed, at-home invisible aligner therapy company, is eager to give back in honor of the holiday.

During Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9 – Nov. 12, SmileDirectClub will be giving all active military and veterans $200 off of their invisible aligner purchase for those who visit one of the brand’s 150 SmileShop locations, with proof of military ID. In addition to the hefty discount, SmileDirectClub will also be donating 10% of the sales from those military and veterans’ members to the Fisher House Foundation, a military-based nonprofit which creates comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment.

Red Roof Inn

To make their homecomings even more special, to show their support for the troops and veterans, and as a thank you for all their service, Red Roof is offering the Home for the Holidays Military Discount for Active Duty Members and Veterans. When they book from November 1 – December 31, 2018, all active duty military and veterans can enjoy 20 percent off Red Roof’s best available rate for stays reserved November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 when using code VP# 623095*.

The Home for the Holidays rate is only available when booked online at or by calling 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663). The discount can be applied at any Red Roof Inn, Red Roof PLUS+ or The Red Collection properties.

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