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Happy Veteran’s Day from Her Campus at SCAD

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SCAD ATL chapter.

Design by Christine Burney.


So, there are nearly 500 veterans (probably more now) scattered throughout Savannah College of Art and Design and I am one of them.  There are many more who will surprise you that they have already served several years in the armed forces.  If you know any of them, just remember that something inside of them said that they would be willing to lay do their life for another person.  Now, whether that came from a place of naivété, a patriotic upbringing, a desire simply for free education, to do violence or just a heart full of nobility, the act alone is worth thanksgiving that people still exist who are willing to die for another person.  May each veteran come to a place of honor and grace today, that, right in the midst of finals and crazy election drama, it is still a day to take time to remember.  If you are a veteran, take some time out today to love on yourself and/or another veteran.  There are so many suffering, even right here in Atlanta and Savannah VA Hospitals or on the streets; maybe even consider stopping in to visit with some of them this winter break.  Many have lost limbs and use of body and mind parts for the sake of this country.   Lastly, may we find a way to peace in this country.  God bless America.  May love and understanding fill this land unprecedentedly.

Image courtesy of Christine Burney.

Check out some Veteran’s Day deals just for you!  [Don’t forget your I.D.]


    In Atlanta: 
    • Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A will hold its “Military Appreciation Night” 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, welcoming active and retired military personnel and their families to enjoy a free meal. The event will include family-friendly activities and entertainment. Multiple locations around Atlanta. 
    • Krystal: Krystal will offer all active and retired military members a free chicken or sausage biscuit before 11 a.m. Nov. 11. From 11 a.m. to close, Krystal will offer $0.50 Pups and Corn Pups to all customers. Multiple locations around Atlanta. 
    • Der Biergarten: Active and retired military personnel with ID will receive 50 percent off their bill Nov. 12. 300 Marietta St, Atlanta. 
    • Johnny’s Hideaway: Active and retired military personnel will receive $11 off their bar tab. 3771 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 
    • Ray’s Restaurants: Current or former military personnel will receive a 20 percent discount, which can apply to one guest. Locations in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Downtown Atlanta. 
    • Saltwood Carcuterie & Bar:  Current or former military personnel will receive 25 percent off their bill. Discount applies to one guest. 1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 
    • Smokebelly BBQ: Active and retired service members can receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entree. 128 E Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta. 
    • The Big Ketch:  Active and retired service members can receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entree. 3279 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 
    • Willy’s Mexicana Grill: Veterans and active military can receive 20 percent off their meal Friday, Nov. 11, and every Monday in November. Multiple locations around Atlanta.
    • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks: Veterans can receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entree at any participating restaurant. 190 Marietta St., Atlanta. 
    Deals in Savannah
    In the US in general
    • American Family Care: American Family Care urgent care facilities will offer military veterans free flu shots on Veterans Day.
    • Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Active and former United States Armed Forces personnel are welcome to a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese, on Friday, November 11. Offer valid for both dine-in and to-go orders. Proper ID required. Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz4Pg5qBa00
    • American Family Care (AFC) Offers Free Flu Shots Veterans can receive free flu shots on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at an American Family Care clinic. Visit AFCUrgentCare.comOpens a New Window. to find the nearest AFC clinic location.
    • Applebee’s: Free Meals Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
    • Baskin-Robbins: For every ice cream scoop sold in the U.S., the company will donate 11 cents to United Service Organizations.
    • Bed, Bath and Beyond: 25% Off Entire Purchase for Veterans and Spouses Active military, veterans and their spouses will receive 25% of an entire purchase at all Bed, Bath and Beyond locations from Thurs., Nov. 10 to Sun., Nov. 13.  
    • Bob EvansFree meal from a special menu available all day. Military ID required
    • B&B’s for Vets: Complimentary Rooms at Inns Hundreds of inns and B&B’s across the country will honor active and retired veterans with complimentary rooms on either Nov. 10 or Nov. 11. Participating inns are listed at www.BandBsforVets.org.
    • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
    • California Pizza Kitchen: is offering a free entree from a select menu featuring pizza, salad and pasta entrees to those who are in uniform, have a military ID or other proof of service.
    • Carrabba’s: free appetizers to veterans and military personnel on Friday.
    • Chicken Salad ChickVeterans get a free Original Chick meal, which includes a chicken salad scoop or sandwich, side, pickle and cookie, with a drink. No purchase necessary. Find locations here.
    • ChipotleFrom 3 p.m. to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
    • Chili’s: Free meal from a special menu.
    • Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty service members get a free entree.
    • Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
    • Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to noon, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam.
    • Fazoli’s: Veterans will receive a free “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl” on Nov. 11
    • Great Clips Free Haircuts: Veterans get a free hair cut from Nov. 11 through Dec. 31, 2016 at Great Clips hair salons across the country. Customers who come in for a service on Veterans Day get a free haircut card to give to veterans, redeemable through Dec. 21, 2016.
    • Golden CorralVeterans get a free beverage and buffet meal from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 14.
    • IHOPFree red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Krispy Kreme: Veterans Day Free Doughnut and Coffee (November 11, 2016)

    Image courtesy of Christine Burney

    • Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert, and veterans and their guests will receive 10% off their meal.
    • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families’ Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
    • Red LobsterVeterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.
    • U.S. National Parks Waive Entrance Fees Veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free on Nov. 11
    • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: All veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants nationwide. Red Robin is also donating $10,000 to United Service Organizations.
    • Ruby TuesdayFree appetizer up to $10.
    • Shoney’s: Free all-American burger for veterans and active duty military service members at participating locations across the country. There is a limit of one per day per service member and is only available dine-in.
    • UFC GYMActive duty and veteran military and their families will receive VIP status at more than 130 locations across the United States from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. VIP members receive total gym access. 
    • World of Beer: $5 off your check for all veterans and current service members with military I.D., VA card or proof of service on Nov. 11.

    Info Sources:  





    91 Restaurants Having Veterans Day Free Meals

    SCAD Veterans:  SCAD Student Veteran Facebook Page

    Are you a veteran interested in attending SCAD?  SCAD offers the Yellow Ribbon Program among other support.   



    Starting out as a staff writer & visual contributor in the Spring of 2016, Christine soon became the replacement Campus Correspondent at Her Campus Savannah College of Art and Design for the 2016-17 school year. In January 2017, she facilitated the launch of the SCAD Atlanta branch's own editorial launch, apart from the Savannah campus, leading the team to win some 2017 Her Campus awards!  She is an illustrator and avid history lover, and she also served in the Army as an Analyst and went to Bethel Ministry School before attending SCAD.  Her goal, as an illustrator, writer and in life in general, is to mine life of the treasure contained within.  She loves to find and put on display ideas, people (portraiture) and beautiful things.  Valuable things that are all around us in our everyday life in the form of friends, coworkers, classmates, nature, even industry.  She loves music (even writing songs and performing!), dance and new adventures.   Eventually she plans to write and illustrate children's books, have her own business featuring greeting cards, paper products, and her own revolutionary online/physical editorial publication.  For more about Christine check out her website at www.christineburney.com.