Veterans to get free Texas Roadhouse meal, and everyone gets in for free at state parks Nov. 11

The Texas Roadhouse event is drive-thru only, but vouchers can be redeemed when the restaurant opens for dinner.

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A free meal and a free day at a state park entrance.

Texas Roadhouse will continue to honor veterans and active military on Veterans Day. On Thursday, Nov. 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the restaurants will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot, valid through May 30, 2022. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee.

The event is drive-thru only, but vouchers can be redeemed when the restaurant opens for dinner, at 1298 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Palm Coast, FL 32127.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is offering free admission to Florida State Parks for all visitors on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, in gratitude for the courageous men and women who served in the nation's armed forces. 

“I salute all those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms and way of life,” said DEP Secretary Shawn Hamilton. “Florida's beautiful state parks provide an abundance of opportunities for reflection and recreation. I hope everyone enjoys Veterans Day in their favorite state park, and that we all take the opportunity to thank our veterans for their service.”

Additionally, veterans enjoy a year-round 25% discount on Florida State Parks annual entrance passes. Veterans who have service-related injuries, as well as surviving spouses and parents of veterans who died in combat, also receive a free lifetime pass that waives the entry fee to all Florida State Parks.   

“The Florida Park Service welcomes our nation’s veterans as visitors, volunteers and staff,” said Eric Draper, Director of Florida State Parks. “We are proud to offer free admission to our award-winning state parks in celebration of Veterans Day.” 

Florida State Parks is fortunate to have many veterans serving in a variety of capacities – from park managers to biologists. In fact, approximately 12% of the people employed by DEP’s Division of Recreation and Parks are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. 

Florida State Parks offers several remembrances to celebrate our nation’s service members. Among them are: 

  • The Three Servicemen Statue at Orman House Historic State Park in Apalachicola, a bronze replica of the Vietnam Memorial statue in Washington, D.C. 
  • Guided tours at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, which played an important role in both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.  
  • A “History of the American Soldier” event at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach on Saturday, Nov. 13, recounting each major military conflict in the history of the United States.


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