We can never truly repay our military veterans for their sacrifices and dedication to our country’s freedom. However, some businesses do what they can with discounts for veterans around Veterans Day.

We’ve rounded up some of the places in the Valley that veterans and their families should know about. From ice cream to free movies, you’ll find something fun to do.

Charles Schwab Cup Championship

November 9-13, take in the final rounds of the PGA Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Desert Mountain Club. Active and retired military members and dependents get free admission (with a $1 verification fee) to all days of the event. Plus, receive access to the “Birdies for the Brave” Patriots’ Outpost hospitality chalet.

More info: http://www.pgatour.com/


Year-round, veterans and active military personnel receive 20% off one entree at any Chompie’s location.

More info: http://www.chompies.com/

Famous Dave’s BBQ

Veterans and active military personnel with ID and proof of service can enjoy a free “Two Meat Salute” at Famous Dave’s in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Peoria on Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408823835825937/

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Veterans Day, all Hopdoddy locations will give 50% off the entire bill – both food and alcohol – to any parties with a veteran or active-duty service member.

More info: https://www.hopdoddy.com/

LegoLand Discovery Center

Veterans can get into LegoLand Discovery Center in Tempe for free on Nov. 11 with military ID. Veteran’s families can score $10 tickets for up to six guests.

More info: https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

Main Event Entertainment

From open to 3 p.m. on November 11, veterans and activity duty personnel with ID bowl free at Main Event Entertainment. Veterans receive one free hour for them and up to four guests, plus free shoe rentals for all.

More info: http://www.mainevent.com/specials/vets-bowl-free

Maricopa County Parks Military Service Appreciation Day

On Nov. 11, Maricopa County’s Parks and Rec Department will waive the $6 day-use entry fee for military personnel.

More info: http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/

Organ Stop Pizza

The pizza place famous for its massive Wurlitzer theater organ opens its doors November 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the Veteran’s Day Musical Ice Cream Social. Everyone gets free admission to a concert of patriotic music. Ice cream and drinks are available for purchase – no other food will be served. RSVP to 480-813-5700 (ext. 945).

More info: http://www.organstoppizza.com/news/

Pollack Tempe Cinemas

Fancy seeing a free movie? On November 11, all retired and active duty military members with ID can see one of these four movies for free: Gran Torino, Stripes, The Patriot, Inglourious Basterds.

More info: http://pollacktempecinemas.com/event/happy-veterans-day/

For more Veterans Day – and year-round – discounts for military members, visit www.military.com.

– Justin Ferris, Phoenix.org