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Veterans Day Roundup

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Chinsegut Hill Veterans Day Brunch

Hosted by Chinsegut Hill Retreat
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Chinsegut Hill Retreat
22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd, Brooksville, Florida 34601
Come up to Chinsegut Hill Retreat to help us honor and thank our active duty and veterans. Brunch featuring the MUDDS Jazzy Blues Band. We are still looking for folks to sponsor a veteran for just $25.00 call us to sponsor a veteran.

The Veterans Appreciation Parade

Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
The City of Brooksville cordially invites you to the Veteran’s Appreciation Parade. Bring a Friend and join us as we honor our veterans!
Brooksville City Hall
201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL  34601
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Line-Up Begins at 8:30AM
Parade starts at 10:00 AM
Contact Information: 352-544-6022
Fees/Admission: No Charge

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Florida National Cemetery celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 with events honoring Veterans and their families

BUSHNELL, FL — On October 31, 2018 President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual  National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.”

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 this year with more than 300 events being conducted at VA medical centers, benefits offices and cemeteries across the country, including:
– open houses
– town halls
– volunteer recognitions
– homeless Veteran 
– faith-based community    
– ceremonies at national

To celebrate Veterans and Military Families Month, Florida National Cemetery will hold the following events honoring Veterans and their families throughout the month of November:
Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov 11th, 2018 at 11am.
Florida National Cemetery is located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513

“We come together to remember, honor and pay tribute to our nation’s heroes” said Cemetery Assistant Director Roberto Pizarro. “This public ceremony at Florida National Cemetery is a special way to say thank you to service members past and present, and to let them know that the sacrifices of our nation’s Veterans will never be forgotten.”

FreedomFest Florida

This year’s FreedomFest Florida, Presented by Fran Haasch Law Firm, Hits 106, Marker 48 Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing Co. & SSL Talent & Production will be held at the Florida Classic Park, Brooksville, FL, on November 10-11. The event schedule and the major acts and artists have been announced, and these include Night Ranger, Morgan Wallen and Jimmie Allen.
The two-day FreedomFest Florida will unfold on the Veteran’s Day Weekend, and will be devoted to remembering, honoring, and teaching. The event supports Wreaths Across America, a veteran’s charity, and apart from honoring the past and present veterans, will be memorable in spirit, as the location is near a tri-county (Citrus, Hernando & Pasco) area with over 87,000 veterans as residents. The location is also a 20-minute drive from the Florida National Cemetery, supported and maintained by Wreaths Across America (FL).
Address: Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Rd. Brooksville, FL, 34602
Website: http://freedomfestflorida2018.com/
Sonny’s BBQ celebrates Veterans

This Veterans Day, Sonny’s BBQ is celebrating our nation’s bravest with a free Pulled or Sliced Pork Big Deal combo* for veterans and active military on November 12.
“We’re excited to celebrate and honor our U.S. veterans and active military members on this special day, and encourage everyone to spread the word to a veteran or an active duty service member that they know,” said Frances Kirkpatrick, owner of the Sonny’s BBQ in Spring Hill.
Deal: Receive a free Pulled or Sliced Pork Big Deal combo; dine-in only (November 12 only)
Availability: November 12, all day at Sonny’s BBQ

ADDRESS: 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
Local Restaurant Offering Free Order of “Sweet Cakes” pancakes to Active Military and Veterans Nov. 9-12
WHAT: Huddle House in Brooksville is showing respect and support for those who have and continue to protect our country by offering a FREE order of Sweet Cakes to all active duty, retired and veteran military members from November 9 – November 12.
WHEN: Veteran’s Day Weekend (Friday, November 9 – Tuesday, November 12)
WHERE: Brooksville Huddle House
HOW: Just ask, and show a current military ID
Applebee’s to Serve One Million Free Meals to American Military Heroes This Veterans Day

For the 11th year, Applebee’s restaurants nationwide will invite all veterans and active-duty military to visit their local restaurants on Veterans Day to enjoy a complimentary full-size entree from an exclusive menu.
 Complimentary meals from the Veterans Day menu will be available for dine-in only at nearly 1,700 Applebee’s locations nationwide. For more information, please visit applebees.com/vetsday. Hours vary by location, and guests are encouraged to call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours.
Offer valid on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at participating Applebee’s restaurants. Item selection and participation may vary. Dine-in only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active-duty military simply show proof of military service. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and citation or commendation.  Limit one (1) meal per veteran or active-duty military. Hours vary by location, so guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours. 

Bob Evans Restaurants 

The Bob Evans Restaurants team is honored to serve every day, especially on Veterans Day when the country celebrates the men and women who give tirelessly of their time and talents to serve in the U.S. armed forces.


Sunday, November 11, 2018, and Monday, November 12, 2018
6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Check local Bob Evans restaurant for exact hours of operation.


All Florida Bob Evans restaurants


Veterans and active duty military personnel have the choice of the following menu items:

  • Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain) – A stack of four fluffy hotcakes served with warm syrup
  • Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast  Two griddled slices of rich, house-baked Brioche bread, dipped in real egg batter made with natural vanilla and cinnamon, then griddled to golden-brown
  • Country Biscuit Breakfast – A fresh baked buttermilk biscuit topped with one egg cooked-to-order, fresh never frozen sausage, creamy country gravy and shredded cheddar cheese. The dish is served with a choice of hash browns, home fries or grits
  • Mini Sampler Breakfast – One egg cooked-to-order with a choice of hash browns, home fries or grits. It’s served with two fresh never frozen sausage links or thick bacon strips and freshly baked bread
  • Soup and Salad – Choice of soup, stewed and simmered to tasty perfection, with a Farmhouse Garden Salad
  • Country Fried Steak – Savor size of tender beef lightly breaded and fried, then topped with creamy country gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and country gravy

Guests wishing to enjoy free menu items must provide proof of service. Eligible identification includes a U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.

Company founder Bob Evans was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in several posts and was inducted into the Army in January 1945.


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