Saturday is Veterans and it is a special day set aside to honor all of those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. All state and federal offices and local banks will be closed on Friday in observance of the holiday.
Statesboro and Bulloch County's annual Veterans Day Observance will be held in the Emma Kelly Theater inside the averitt Center on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. For Veterans Day 2017, nationally syndicated radio host and song historian Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller and pianist and singer Alan Jones will bring "The Songs of World War I" to the Emma Kelly Theater, courtesy of Statesboro's American Legion Post 90 and co-sponsors.
Also, the Statesboro Fire Department will install the memorial crosses on the courthouse lawn on Thursday and they will remain up through the weekend. Each soldier who died in the line of duty from WWI forward will have a memorial cross on display on the lawn. A Statesboro Firefighter helped lead the restoration of this monumental project honoring our bravest heroes earlier this year.
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. To take advantage of these offers please wear your military uniform or have a military ID or proof of service:
IHOP Free red, white and blue pancakes
Bevericks (Metter) Free buffet
Veterans Day, Saturday:
Bi-lo will, for the first time ever, give 10 percent off
Krystal Free sausage biscuit during breakfast hours (6 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
Vandy's both locations, Veterans Day, free meal
Wild Wing Cafe Free meal. Veteran may choose from any Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich
Olive Garden Free entrée from a special menu. The special menu features six of Olive Garden's most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup or house salad and garlic bread sticks.
Chili's a free meal from a select menu, (drink not included), all day
Sonic both locations, free sundae or any medium drink or slush
Jomax BBQ (Metter) Free BBQ sandwich combo
Little Caesars Pizza Free lunch combo including 4-slice deep dish pizza with pepperoni and one 20 oz Pepsi product - 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chic-Fil-a Free #1 combo with Military ID - dine in only
Cracker Barrel Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront
Dunkin' Donuts Free donut
Ruby Tuesday Free appetizer
Ocean Galley 10 percent off
El Sombrero all three locations, 15 percent off
Uncle Shugs 25 percent, off both locations
Papa Murphy's 50 percent off
Hunter Cattle Company Free pack of sausage to all veterans
Autoshine Car Wash Free exterior car wash
Southern Scapes Nursery Free Coke and T-Shirts
Contractor Wholesale Floors Free flooring estimate and 10 percent off total flooring purchased, including material and labor
Lowe's 10 percent off - Go to website lowes.com to sign up
Paintmaster 15 percent off
Nevil Tire Free Oil Change on Monday after Veterans Day
Webb and Associates will give all VA customers and clients a one year home warranty for allowing them to assist them with any home purchase during the remainder of 2017
Chandler Roofing 5 percent discount in memory of Mac Mathis. For every roof replacement placed under contract from Nov. 11 through Dec. 11, 2017 of a veteran-owned residential property. They will also donate an additional 5 percent to the local VA Clinic in Statesboro in memory of BooBoo.
Join us in applauding these and many other local businesses who are recognizing the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces.