November 11 events:
Free breakfast donut and coffee at all Krispy Kreme locations
Free admission to the Henry Ford Museum for active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families – location: Dearborn, Mich. thehenryford.org/events/veteransday.aspx.
Free entree from a special menu for veterans at local Olive Garden restaurants.
Free donuts to all active and inactive U.S. military veterans at all U.S. locations of Tim Hortons.
Free order of Crazy Bread to veterans and active military members at participating Little Caesars Pizza nationwide – littlecaesars.com/locations.aspx.
Free meal to current and former military service member on Veterans Day at Applebee’s
Neighborhood Bar and Grill—applebees.com/veterans-day-menu.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—
Various Veterans Day Activities at the University of Michigan – vets.umich.edu/content/vetsweek-2013-details.
Women in the Military Panel Discussion at the Michigan Union Pond, University of Michigan –
Veteran charities you can support:
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund—
Established in 2003, IFHF is a non-profit organization that has funded close to $150 million in support for the families of veterans who were wounded in battle or lost in service to our nation.
IFHF currently is promoting their “Make It Visible,” $100 million campaign, to build nine NICoE
Satellite Centers across the country that will serve returning veterans suffering from Traumatic
Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress. Learn more at FallenHerosFund.org.
Fisher Houses are beautiful homes that have been donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. This foundation provides a home away from home for military families to be close to their loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury. Donations are welcomed at fisherhouse.org/donate.
Homes for our Troops—
Founded in 2004, Homes for our Troops purpose was to help those who have fought for our country in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. By assisting veterans and their families by raising funds, building materials and labor, the organization has built homes for injured veterans to provide them independent living. The homes provided on their behalf are given at no cost to serving veterans, standing by their motto: “Building homes, rebuilding lives.”
Donations are accepted at hfotusa.org/donate. If you wish to volunteer, check the state webpage under the “Take Action” tab on the site to search for any veteran project builds in your area.
Follow the “Homes for Our Troops” organization on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Learn more at hfotusa.org.
National Military Family Association—Since 1969, their mission is to “fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect Uniformed Services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their service.” Their focus is fulfilling the needs of military families such as child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, support for widows and widowers and more. NMFA also offers more than $2 million in scholarships for military spouses to pursue their educational endeavors. Donations are accepted at militaryfamily.org.
Follow on Twitter @military_family and like the Facebook fan page National Military Family Association.