(Stars and Stripes) STARS AND STRIPES October 24 2019 There are many ways to honor former service members on Veterans Day parades salutes all-you-can eat pancakes or a free cup of (G.I.) joe. To mark Veterans Day on Monday Nov. 11 restaurants around the country are offering free or discounted food. Some offers are strictly for vets; others include active-duty and retired troops. Call ahead to make sure your local places are participating especially at overseas locations and ask what you need to bring to identify yourself. Many will ask for a DD-214 or other proof of service or you can come in uniform! Check to make sure what exactly is included in the offers. For example beverages and gratuities are often not covered at eateries. Heres a look at a few meals and deals. All are good Nov. 11 unless otherwise noted. And dont forget the waitstaff tips are a good thing every day of the year.