Veterans Day events and promotions

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Here is a list of all the events and promotions going on to honor the service of our veterans this weekend:


  • 10 a.m. - Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Boise. The oldest veteran residing in the Boise Veteran Home, 98-year-old Peter S. Contos, will participate in the parade. Information
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Homeless Veterans Stand Down. The Boise VA Medical Center is offering free clothes, free medical screenings, free food and much more to veterans who are homeless. More info
  • Noon - Celebration to honor the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.
  • Noon and 7 p.m. - Annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at Quinn's Resaurant and Lounge in Boise. Cake cutting ceremonies at the times listed.
  • 1 p.m. - The Acoustical Guitars group from the 25th Army Band will provide roaming music at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.


  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.
  • 11 a.m. - Veterans Day ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise. The ceremony will honor all military veterans, with a special emphasis this year on residents of the home who are veterans of the Korean War. Those veterans will receive Department of Defense Certificates of Appreciation.
  • 11 a.m. - Veterans Day program by the memorial wall in front of old City Hall in Caldwell.


CWI observance ceremonies on all three campuses throughout the day. More info
11 a.m. - Veterans Day ceremony at Bronco Stadium at BSU. More info

Promotions -

Be sure to call your local branch of these businesses to confirm they are participating.

Applebees: Free Applebees Signature Entree on November 11.

Golden Corral: Free dinner between 4pm - 9pm. on November 12.

Hooters: 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink on November 12.

Olive Garden: Free entree on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin Onion appetizer and drink on November 11 and November 12.

Sizzler: Free Lunch on November 12. Choose from 6 oz. steak, Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp.

Famous Dave's Barbeque is offering a free meal to Veterans on November 11.

Metro Express Car Wash: Free car wash to veterans on November 11.

Heritage Auto Repair in Meridian offering free oil changes to veterans on November 9.