5 free things for Veteran's Day...


Veterans and military folks can get thank-you freebies from numerous places on Friday, Nov. 11. Note that you will need to bring proof of service with an ID card, discharge papers or at least a photo of you in uniform. And thanks for your service! My dad was a lifer in the Air Force, so I especially appreciate what you do.


This is a good deal, my friends. Veterans and military can receive free admission to the Pirates Dinner Adventure show in Buena Park on Nov. 11, general seating only. Guests pay a discounted $35.15 adults or $30.15 kids. Reservations required. Mention code PDAVET16 at the time of purchase. Learn more: piratesdinneradventureca.com/veterans-discount


El Torito is offering veterans a free entree on Veterans Day from a special menu that includes tacos, fajitas and carnitas. ID or a photo of you in uniform is required. On Nov. 11 only. Find locations: eltorito.com


Vets and active duty military can get a free Red White and Blue short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 only. Learn more: ihop.com


Veterans and military can get a free entree if they buy a beverage on Nov. 11, from a special menu that includes grilled chicken & frites, chicken chop salad, brioche cheeseburger, or farmhouse tacos. Proof of service required. If you cant make it Friday, you can still order and pay a discounted $5.99 from the special Veterans Menu on Saturday and Sunday. Find locations: mimiscafe.com


I love this annual deal! U.S. military and vets get into Knotts Berry Farm free, along with one guest Nov. 1-18 and then Nov. 28-Dec. 16. Spouses of deployed personnel are also eligible, as are widows and widowers with ID. You can also bring up to six more guests for $27 each until Nov. 18, or $32 each from Nov. 28 to Dec. 16. Buy tickets at the Knotts ticket booth or your base ticket office.Learn more calling 714-220-5200 or visit knotts.com.


Source: Knott's Berry Farm