Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, 2018, in the United States.
It’s one day a year, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values.
Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day”. It was observed on May 30, 1868 to honor those who had fallen during the Civil War. This day was designated for decorating the graves of fallen soldiers.
In 1971 Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday and was to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
Many retailers and restaurants offer deals for active military and veterans for Memorial Day. Here’s a listing of offers we have found for Memorial Day 2018! You can get free food, free admission and discounts on airlines, cars and more. Keep in mind that a valid military ID will be required for these offers.
- Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – FREE lunch or dinner entrée for active military and veterans. May 28. Must have a valid form of military ID or wear their uniform to any Firebirds location.
- Hickory Tavern – Freee hamburger to all veterans and active duty military. Military ID is required and the offer is valid only for the individual presenting ID
- Hooters – Free entree. Military ID required. May 28.
- LaMars – Free donut and coffee. May 28
- *McCormick & Schmicks – Free lunch or dinner for Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse), veterans and active members of the military and National Guard. May 28. ID is required.
- *Mission BBQ – Free sandwiches for select military personnel each day of the week prior to Memorial Day.
- *Ninety Nine Restaurants – Free entree with any meal purchase. Valid ID is required. May 28.
- *Perkins Restaurant – Free Magnificent 7 (at participating locations) for veterans and active military members. May 28.
- Pie Five Pizza – Free customized pizza for active duty, retired military personnel. Military ID required.
- RC Wiley – free hot dogs and drinks on May 28th at noon from 4 pm local time.
- Twin Peaks – Free Select meal for armed forces past and present on May 28.
- *Big Surf Waterpark – all active military personnel free and unlimited admission to park, all season long
- *Birmingham Zoo – Free admission veterans, retirees, and active duty military and their family.
- *Blue Star Museums – FREE admission for military families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- *Blue Star Theatres – Discounted or complimentary admission for all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans.
- *Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Sesame Place – FREE tickets and discounts for the military from Waves of Honor.
- *California’s Great America – Free admission for military, all active or retired military members during Memorial Day weekend. May 26-28, 2018.
- Carowinds – Free admission for active, inactive or retired member of the United States military with a valid military I.D. May 27-28 and July 2-8, 2018.
- *Cincinnati Zoo – Free admission to all members of the military on Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day
- *Colonial Williamsburg – Free admission ticket per year for Military.
- *Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – Free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) and Fourth of July (July 1-4)
- Fly Over America – FREE admission to all military personnel on Memorial Day. Valid Military ID required.
- *Kings Dominion – Free admission for military and discount tickets for their families, May 26-28
- *Kings Island – Free admission for military May 25-28
- Knott’s Berry Farm – Free admission Memorial Day weekend for active, retired or veterans. Military ID required.
- *Michigan Adventure – Free admission for military personnel of the Armed Forces, and National Guard and Reserve. May 27-28
- *Mystic Aquarium – Free admission for U.S. Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members May 26 – 28
- *National Park Service – Free annual pass for the military.
- *Oregon Zoo – Free admission for active military personnel and veterans, along with their families. Military ID required. May 28
- *Pittsburgh Zoo – Free admission for all active duty, reservists and veterans with Military ID.
- *Shedd Aquarium – Free admission for active duty U.S. military personnel, including National Guard and Army Reserve and up to 5 family members. Memorial through Veterans Day. Military ID required.
- *Silverwood Theme Park – Free admission for military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters (identification required) May 6 – 28.
- *Valleyfair – Free regular admission to the park for the military. May 25 – 28 and June 30 – July 4
- *United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery – free tours on May 28
- *Worlds of Fun – Free admission on May 28th, July 4th, and September 3rd for military
- *Alaska Airlines – Active duty US military up to five free checked bags. This discount applies to military dependents on travel orders.
- *Allegiant Airlines – FREE checked baggage plus other additional free services. Must have a valid ID.
- * Dell – Save 10% on your purchase with this coupon here.
- *Delta Airlines – Deals on airfare and baggage. Must have a valid military ID.
- Fogo de Chao – 50% discount off a meal for the military on May 28 and 10% off for 3 guests.
- *General Motors – Special discounts for military
- *Home Depot – 10% off entire purchase up to $2000. In-store purchases only. Valid ID required.
- *JC Penney – FREE portrait for the military. Print coupon. Military ID required.
- *Lowe’s – 10% off entire purchase. Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups are eligible. Must show a valid ID.
- *Penske Trucks – Military discount on truck rentals
- *Sweet Frog – Every Monday in May, participating sweetFrog locations will offer a 20 percent discount to active and retired service members to commemorate Military Appreciation Month.
- Texas de Brazil – Veteran or active duty military receive 50% off the price of dinner (or lunch). Any additional guests with you, up to 7, will also receive 20% off the price of dinner (or lunch).
- *Payless Shoe Source – 10% military discount off your entire purchase every day, including sale items. Must have a valid military ID.
- *Pro Football Hall of Fame – $5.00 off admission. Military Discount is good for all U.S. Active Duty including National Guard, Reservists, and retired military service members. Spouses and Dependents (under 18) of military service members will receive $3.00 off admission.
These offers are from 2017. Waiting for verification on them for 2018
- Shoney’s – Free All-American burger and fries for veterans and troops. Military ID is required.
- Honda – Is offering select U.S. Military individuals and their spouses $500 toward a new 2016 or newer model year Honda automobile when they finance or lease through Honda Financial ServicesSM (HFS).
- Kia – Has a Military Specialty Incentive Program (up to $400 incentive depending on location) for qualified customers
- Palm Beach Zoo – FREE admission for active, reservist and retired members of the military. Valid Military ID required.
We will continue to update this list as new offers become available.