VETERANS DAY: Events, deals, discounts and more across southern Arizona

Published: Nov. 11, 2019 at 8:37 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, which means events, deals and discounts are right around the corner.

Here’s a list of everything happening in southern Arizona:

Veterans Day Parade: The 100th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Nov. 11 and you can pick up a 100th year T-shirt at Post 7.

TCC: On Nov. 9-11, each participating TCC location will host a Veterans Appreciation Event to honor veterans for their service. Employees will be on-site to answer questions about service contracts and identify qualifying promotions. Each veteran who attends the event will receive a TCC water bottle, along with other giveaway items.

Veterans will also have the opportunity to apply for an Honor Flight trip in-store through the Honor Flight Network, which transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to the service and sacrifices of the military. For a list of participating TCC stores, visit To explore careers with TCC, visit

Sauce Pizza & Wine: Veterans can get 25 percent off their bill on Nov. 11 at all Tucson locations. This will be offered for all active, reserve, and retired US military with military ID or other proof of service.

This offer is valid for dine-in or take-out (excludes online third party delivery) and excludes alcohol and gift card purchases. For more information, please visit

Applebee’s: On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Applebee’s invites all veterans and active-duty military to visit their local restaurant to enjoy a complimentary full-size entree from an exclusive menu. This year marks the 12th year that Applebee’s has honored neighborhood heroes on Veterans Day by welcoming them in for a free meal. More details can be found at

Chipotle: Buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos when you show your military ID on Nov. 11. More info HERE.

Denny’s: All active, inactive and military personnel are invited to enjoy a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. until noon.

One of Denny’s signature breakfast entrees, the Build Your Own Grand Slam includes a choice of four delicious items to truly make it your own with over 13 choices.

Hamburger Stand: On Nov. 11, get a free meal of a hamburger, regular fries and small Pepsi when you present your military ID or wear a uniform.

Mod Pizza: Those who show their valid military ID on Nov. 11 will receive a free “MOD-sized” pizza or salad with a purchase of a pizza or salad of equal or greater value. Mod Pizza is limiting this offer to one per customer and the offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Old Tucson: Old Tucson is celebrating Veteran’s Day all weekend long with free admission Nov. 9 to 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all active military and veterans. There will also be a special military flag parade to honor veterans and military on Monday, Nov. 11. For more info visit

On The Border: All active and retired military who present their ID will receive a free 2 combo meal. You can choose from the House Salad, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Seasoned Ground Beef Enchilada with chile con carne, Spinach and Mushroom Enchilada with sour cream sauce, Cheese and Onion Enchilada with chile con carne sauce, Chicken Tinga Enchilada with green chile or sour cream sauce, Seasoned Ground Beef Taco, or the Shredded Chicken Tinga Taco. For locations, go to

QuickTrip: To show appreciation this Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, QT is giving a free self-serve coffee to any active or former military members. By showing a military ID at checkout, members can redeem their free coffee at any QT location during any hour of the day on Veteran’s Day.

Reid Park Zoo: Reid Park Zoo is offering FREE admission to all active duty and retired military with proof of military I.D. on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Zoo, located at 3400 Zoo Court, invites military personnel and their families to enjoy a memorable day at the zoo.

Admission to the Zoo is $10.50 for adults ages 15-61, $8.50 for seniors ages 62+, $6.50 for children ages 2-14 and free for children ages 2 and under. Zoo Members receive free admission. Reid Park Zoo offers discount of 20% off a one-year annual membership to active duty or retired military personnel.

To take advantage of the membership offer, join or renew at the front gate and present a valid I.D. for active orretired military or call the Zoo’s Membership office at 520-881-4753 and provide a scan of a valid ID. The military discount cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotions, including weekend specials if offered.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch to all veterans and military service members who present a military ID card on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can choose from 10 entrees and the meal includes two sides and a drink. For a list of locations, click HERE.

Tonto National Forest: Office and all Ranger District offices will close on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Offices will resume regular business hours Nov. 12. The Tonto National Forest also will waive fees at several day-use recreation sites on Nov. 11, in honor of veterans. According to Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth, the fee-free day is the Tonto’s way of saying “thank you” to all who served in the military.

Tonto National Forest recreation sites participating in the fee-free day include:

Apache Lake - Burnt Corral Picnic Site & Boating Roosevelt Lake - Schoolhouse Boating

Apache Lake - Lower Burnt Corral Shoreline Roosevelt Lake - Windy Hill Boating

Apache Lake - Three Mile Wash Shoreline Roosevelt Lake - Bermuda Flat Shoreline

Apache Lake – Upper Burnt Corral Shoreline Roosevelt Lake – Cholla Bay Shoreline

Bartlett Lake – Rattlesnake Saguaro Lake - Saguaro Del Norte Boating

Bartlett Lake – Jojoba Saguaro Lake - Butcher Jones

Bartlett Lake - Yellow Cliffs Saguaro Lake - Saguaro Del Norte

Bartlett Lake - Bartlett Flat Shoreline Salt River - Blue Point

Bartlett Lake - SB Cove Shoreline Salt River - Coon Bluff

Canyon Lake – Acacia Salt River – Goldfield

Canyon Lake – Boulder Salt River - Granite Reef

Canyon Lake - Palo Verde Salt River – Pebble Beach

Canyon Lake - Laguna Picnic Site & Boating Salt River - Phon D. Sutton

Canyon Lake - Palo Verde Picnic Site & Boating Salt River - Water Users

Roosevelt Lake - Cholla Boating Verde River - Box Bar Shoreline

Roosevelt Lake - Grapevine Boating Verde River – Needle Rock

Trash and recycling will not be collected on November 11, 2019 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their collection delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be open. Holiday collection schedules are available online at or if you have a smartphone, download the free Recycle Coach™ App to have access to all collection schedules.

City offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11; however, customers may leave a message for Customer Service at 791-3171 or submit a service request at and they will be contacted no later than the next business day. Customer Service will also be available on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) and Tucson National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Chapter #122 are pleased to host a Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of our Veterans on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blood Mobile will be in the ABA’s parking lot located at 1661 N. Swan Road at the east end of the complex. Appointments can be made at by using the sponsor code: NAWIC. Walk-ins are also welcome. The event is open to anyone that would like to help save a life in honor of Veteran’s day.

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