Veterans Day is this Monday, November 11th and it is a special day set aside nationally to honor all of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
All local government, State and Federal offices and local banks will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.
Bulloch County will again hold a community wide celebration, sponsored by Joiner Anderson Funeral home at the Emma Kelly Theater.
Festivities begin at 9:30 with coffee and doughnuts served by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the DAR in the Averitt Center Exhibition Room.
Then at 10:30 in the Emma Kelly Theater, Jack Kindig and his Music Messengers will provide a thirty minute musical prelude.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will post the colors.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month commemorating the armistice that ended World War I, the program will begin.
This year’s keynote speaker is Statesboro Municipal Court Judge Keith Barber who will talk about his father, Maj. Harold L. Barber, U.S. Army, retired. Maj. Barber
Sheriff Noel Brown, Bobby Babot and Marvin Grimm are also slated to have briefer speaking parts in Monday’s program. As is Martha Wells from the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, or DAR.
Bob Marsh, a Navy veteran and now finance officer of American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, is lead organizer and master of ceremonies.
Other sponsors include Chick-fil-A and Vandy’s, which provide some free meals to veterans.
The Statesboro Fire Department installed the memorial crosses on the courthouse lawn on Friday and they will remain up through Veterans Day. Each soldier who died in the line of duty from WWI forward will have a memorial cross on display on the lawn. Thank a Statesboro Firefighter when you see them out in the community for leading the restoration of this monumental project honoring our bravest heroes.
We have worked to compile a partial list of local businesses who are offering Veterans Day, special offers, discounts and deals for active duty and retired veterans on Veterans Day. To take advantage of these offers please wear your military uniform or have a military ID or proof of service:
- Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings All day long on Monday, November 11, veterans and active duty military who dine-in at their local B-Dubs can receive a free one order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries.
- Chicken Salad Chick – Chicken Salad Chick is offering a free Chick Special and regular size drink to any veteran or active-duty military personnel who visits on Monday, November 11.
- Chili’s Grill & Bar All veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day 2019.
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert or Crafted Coffee beverage. Plus an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront. Veterans Day only.
- Dunkin’ Donuts On November 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.
- El Sombereo all three locations, 20% off
- IHOP All active duty and Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes on Monday, November 11, from 7 am to 7 pm.
- Little Caesars Pizza On Saturday, November 11, from 11am to 2pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.
- Ocean Galley 25% off
- Shane’s Rib Shack Military personnel and Veterans will receive a free sandwich combo meal at participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations. Offer valid November 11th through November 13th.
- Sonic FREE Sundae or any large drink at both Statesboro locations.
- Starbucks On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee.
- Vandy’s FREE Meal on Veterans Day both locations.
- Wild Wing Cafe FREE Veteran may choose from a special menu
- Zaxby’s At participating locations only, on Veterans Day (Monday 11/11), get a BOGO TLC Sandwich Meal for all current and former Military Members. Limit 1 offer per military member.