2013 Veterans Day events and specials in Las Vegas Valley
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The following is a list of special events and discounts or deals that will take place or be available on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Now through end of the year
FirstService Residential has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to conduct a cell phone donation drive through the end of the year. Gently-used, late-model cell phones are preferred. Phones can be dropped off at 8290 Arville St.; 10155 W. Twain Ave., Suite 100; 7951 Deer Springs Way, Suite 170; 5135 Camino Al Norte, Suite 160; and 8915 S. Pecos Road, Suite 17-A.
Stuff the Truck
Epic Thrift is hosting a Stuff the Truck event for Children of Veterans Foundation in hopes of collecting more than 11,111 pounds of household goods and clothing items to support local veterans. Epic Thrift stores are located at 1435 W. Craig Road and 3145 E. Tropicana Avenue.
MGM Resorts "Salute the Troops"
More than 80 wounded warriors and their guests will be treated like high-rollers over Veterans Day weekend as MGM Resorts International, in conjunction with American Airlines and the USO, host "Salute to the Troops." The weekend's events will include the Terry Fator show, a visit to Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef, Excalibur's "Tournament of Kings," a visit to the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, a softball game and a special celebratory concert by entertainer Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.
8 a.m. Nov. 9
United Healthcare and Ride2Recovery is sponsoring the annual Honor Ride that will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at Mandalay Bay. The ride is a self-paced, non-competitive ride. Injured veterans and the general public can ride one of two distances -- 39 or 75 miles. The ride begins and ends at Mandalay Bay. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost is $74 (no cost to injured military). Groups receive discount.
National Veterans Day Run
10 a.m. Nov. 10
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, Centennial Hills
The 3rd annual Las Vegas National Veterans Day Run will take place Nov. 10. There will be a timed 11K run, a timed 5K run and a 1-mile family walk. Proceeds benefit Folds of Honor Foundation. Veterans and active military receive discount on registration.
Hole-in-One Challenge and free golf
Nov. 10 and 11
Highland Falls Golf Club
There will be a hole-in-one challenge on Nov. 10 to benefit the troops. Entry fee is $20. Golfers will receive more than $100 in gift certificates, discounts, sports tickets and concert tickets for participating. And on Nov. 11, active military personnel can play for free with a paying golfer.
Veterans Day Parade
10 a.m. Nov. 11
The largest Veteran's Day parade west of the Mississippi will begin at 4th and Gass Streets in downtown Las Vegas and travel down 4th Street. The main viewing stage is located at 4th Street and Ogden Avenue.
Boulder City Veteran's Day ceremony
1:30 p.m. Nov. 11
Gov. Brian Sandoval will speak at a Veterans Day ceremony at Nevada State Veterans Home at the Disabled American Veterans Home at 100 Veterans Memorial Drive in Boulder City.
Attendees at the ceremony will include national and state officials, representatives of veterans groups and veteran supporters. More info
Veterans Day candlelight vigil and groundbreaking
5 p.m. Nov. 11
Veterans Day Village, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman to speak along with U.S. Veterans of distinction and public invited to join on Veterans Day to celebrate the service of all United States military Veterans and a ground breaking ceremony for the Jacob Sportsman Memorial Park/ Plaza. Musical tribute to our heroes "Ameica The Beautiful" by Ray Charles, "American Soldier" by Toby Keith "Proud to be an American" by Lee Greenwood and the "Star Spangled Banner" by Carrie Underwood.
FREEBIES AND DEALS:
Free tickets to pro soccer game
3:05 p.m. Nov. 10
Orleans Arena, The Orleans
The Las Vegas Legends, an indoor soccer team, is offering all active and retired military personal four free tickets with military ID to game on Nov. 10. Just show ID at Orleans Arena box office.
Free membership to Fill A Seat
FillASeat.com is offering a free two-person six month membership to military veterans and active duty members in recognition of Veterans Day. Interested persons should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Salute 2013
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11
Palace Station, West Sahara Avenue
The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada and Nevada Legal Services are partnering with the Access to Justice Commission and the Southern Nevada Senior Law Project to provide free legal assistance through Project Salute 2013. As part of a nationwide idea that began in the Detroit Mercy Law School, Project Salute is a one day clinic open to veterans of all ages. Veterans can meet with Nevada attorneys free of charge to obtain legal advice and information on a variety of legal topics.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Free admission to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 11. The National Park Service also provides active duty members of the military and their dependents with an annual national park pass, an $80 value, at no charge. Permanently disabled veterans can receive a free lifetime pass to all parks. The passes provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and many other Federal lands - more than 2,000 in all. The passes can be acquired at any national park that charges an entrance fee. Information about all national park passes is available here.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Fee-Free Weekend
Fees will be waived for visitors to Red Rock Nov. 9-11. Other fees, such as overnight camping and group day use, will remain in effect.
David's Briday is offering a 20 percent discount to all active service members and veterans on any briday gown purchased between Veterans Day and Nov. 15. More info
Discounted shows at Miracle Mile Shops
David Saxe Productions is offering discounted show tickets for veterans and active duty military members for one week. $25 tickets to 'V -- The Ultimate Variety Show," "Vegas! The show," "B-Beatleshow" and "Recycled Percussion." Say "I'm a Vet" to any box office attendee and show valid military ID. The code can be utilized over the phone by calling 702-260-7200.
Military personnel, past and present, may present their government issued military identification cards to the restaurant cashiers to take advantage of the Buffet of Buffets offer. The complimentary passes may be obtained at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas buffet on Nov.11 and are active for 24 hours from the time issued at the following buffets:
-- Caesars Palace, Bacchanal Buffet (with a $15 upgrade for breakfast, $20 for lunch and $25 for dinner)
-- Flamingo, Paradise Garden Buffet
-- Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flavors
-- The Quad, Emperor’s Buffet
-- Paris Las Vegas, Le Village Buffet
-- Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Spice Market Buffet
-- Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Carnival World Buffet
-- Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Village Seafood Buffet (with a $15 upgrade charge per visit)
Bally's Las Vegas
VÉRONIC Voices, starring renowned vocal impressionist, Véronic DiCaire, is offering 50% off using offer code 50VOICES at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Box Office or online through Ticketmaster. More info
One part vivid imagination, two parts carnival and a shot of old world burlesque mixed with a heavy dash of decadence, ABSINTHE, is offering $20 off reserved seating through the month of November with the code ABS20 at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Box Office or through Ticketmaster.
Flamingo Las Vegas
-- America’s favorite siblings, Donny & Marie, are honoring America’s Armed Forces with a buy-one-get-one free balcony offer through Nov. 23.
-- Comedian George Wallace, known as "the guy who can roll the room over if it's dead” offers an ongoing free admission deal.
-- X Burlesque, one of the sexiest shows on the Strip, is giving a $20 dollar discount through the month of November.
Harrah's Las Vegas
-- The longest-running solo play in Broadway history, Defending the Caveman, is giving free admission to veterans and active duty military members in addition to half-price admission to members in their party.
-- The longest-running comedy club in Las Vegas and the first standup comedy club ever created, The Improv, is offering a two-for-one discount for the month of November.
-- Awarded “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2013, comedy-magician Mac King is making his show even more affordable for active and retired military personnel with an offer of two free tickets from Nov. 12 – 23. To redeem the tickets, simply show a VIC ID (Veteran Identification Card), DAV ID card (Disabled American Veterans ID) or Common Access Card (CAC) at the Harrah’s Las Vegas Box Office.
-- The over-the-top production of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, featuring the world’s best female impersonators performing as some of music’s biggest superstars, has an ongoing half-price ticket offer.
-- Blending comedy with physical humor, comedian-juggler Jeff Civillico is offering four free tickets on Monday, Nov. 11 and has an ongoing $10 General Admission ticket or $15 VIP ticket.
-- Las Vegas’ #1 interactive show, Recycled Percussion will be offering a $25 all inclusive general admission ticket for active duty military and veterans from Nov. 11 – 18. The special price is available by calling the online box office at 702-260-7200 and using the code $25-MIL-001 or in person at the V Theater or Saxe Theater box offices located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Proper military ID will need to be presented at the box office when tickets are picked up.
Paris Las Vegas
-- Dancing Queen, the “biggest disco party in town,” is providing $25 off ticket prices through the month of November.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
-- Named “Best Male Strip Show in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chippendales has an ongoing half-price ticket deal.
Veterans or active duty personnel receive one free original glazed doughnut and one regular coffee on Veteran's Day. Those in uniform will receive a doughnut and one of three Krispy Kreme signature coffee blends. Krispy Kreme also offers a 10 percent military discount throughout the year.
Free Buffet at all Feast and Festival buffet locations. (Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho). Must present Boarding Pass and valid military ID.
50% off meals at all Wild Grill locations (Wildfire Boulder, Wildfire Casino & Lanes, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Sunset and Wildfire Valley View. Also Brewer's Cafe at Barley's Casino). Must present Boarding Pass and valid military ID.
South Point hotel-casino
Free breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet for veteran and a guest on Veteran's Day.
Current and former military personnel and family members of active duty reserves, guards and family members of active duty reserves, guard and retirees receive 20% off in store discount. The additional military discount may be applied on top of most original, regular, sale and clearance products.
More info and coupon
Free bus rides by RTC
Regional Transportation Commission will provide free rides on Nov. 11 for local veterans and their families. Veterans can register by calling 702-678-8387.
All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu.
California Pizza Kitchen
Veterans or active-duty military will be able to get any pizza from the menu for free (dine-in only). Must come in uniform or present military ID. Other valid at participating restaurants.
Complimentary entree (up to $15 value) to all veterans and active duty military. Offer valid for lunch or dinner with proof of military service.
Veterans and service members can dine for free from a special 6 item menu.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Free bagel and shmear or any other topping to all active, inactive and retired military members at participating locations.
Offers for free or discounted meals. Offers vary by locations.
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers
Free fall-risk screenings for military veterans this week for veterans. Appointments required. Call 702-818-5000.
10% discount to all veterans. This discount is offered most national holidays.
Free lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie and drink) to patrons with valid military ID.
All veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase by presenting a military ID.
Any veteran or active military member will receive a free buffet and beverage from 4 to 9 p.m.
Free order of Crazy Bread with military ID at participating stores.
10% discount for purchases up to $5,000. This discount is offered most national holidays.
McCormick & Schmick's
Veterans will receive a complimentary meal from a special menu. Must show military ID. Must eat in the restaurant.
Miller's Ale House
Miller's Ale House at Town Square will offer a 50 percent discount for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Must present valid military ID. Not valid on specials.
More info http://www.millersalehouse.com/
A free meal for active duty and retired veterans on Nov. 11. Current military members receive 10 percent discount for the month of November.
On The Border
Free meal for military members on Veteran's Day.
Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage for all veterans and active duty military.
Service members will receive a free appetizers from a list of 10 options.
A free double burger and bottomless steak fries.
Free choice of six-ounce steak, Malibu chicken or 6 fried shrimp with choice of side dish until 4 p.m. Must provide military ID.
Sport Clip Haircuts
Free haircuts to active and retired vets. Also, $1 from other haircuts will be donated to Help A Hero.
Terrible's Car Wash
Free car wash for all veterans and active duty military members on Veteran's Day. Free basic full service or basic exterior car wash at all locations. Must show military ID.
Veterans and service members will receive a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Military members receive a voucher for $15 to use during their next visit. Military ID required.
Service men and women will receive a free meal on Nov. 11 during lunch or dinner. Retired members will also receive meal. Must show military ID.
Free White Castle
El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Veterans Day to all Club Cortez members. Served noon to 6 p.m. More info
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