Veterans Day is November 11 and many of America's restaurant chains and other businesses are saying "thank you" for the endless sacrifice that many of our men and women in uniform have made and continue to make to keep our country safe and free by providing free or reduced cost meals.

Here's a list of restaurants offering veterans free meals or reduced cost meals. Must be able to show valid military I.D. for special offers. Please be sure to ask each restaurant if they are participating in the Veterans Day program prior to being served.

Applebee's- Free meal off their signature Thank You menu that includes a 7 ounce sirloin

Arby's- One free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich

Red Lobster-Complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu

Denny's-Free All You-Can-Eat pancakes from 5AM-Noon

Chili's-Free meal off a special Veteran's Day menu

Olive Garden-Free Meal from select menu

Outback Steakhouse-Free Bloomin' Onion, Beverage and 15 percent discount on ticket

Texas Roadhouse-Free Meal from select menu includes beverage from 11AM-3PM

Starbucks- Free tall 12 oz brewed coffee at participating stores

IHop-Free Red White & Blue Pancakes combo plate includes eggs, bacon, hashbrowns

Longhorn Steakhouse-Free Texas T onion appetizer and non- alcoholic beverage

Golden Corral-From 5-9PM get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage

Ruby Tuesday-Free Appetizer

On The Border-Free Create Your Own Combo Meal

Orange Leaf-Free cup of Froyo up to 11 ounces

Hooters-Free meal, up to $10.99 with any drink purchase

Veterans Day is always observed on Nov. 11 with speeches and parades across the U.S. The holiday began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.