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National Military Appreciation Month Discounts, Freebies, & Events 2017

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Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members – past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. Within May there are several military related national observances.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Observed: Friday, May 12th, 2017, traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.  Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day
2017 Theme: TBA
Observed: Saturday, May 20th, 2017, Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
Armed Forces Day is a holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy.

Memorial Day
Observed: Monday, May 29th, 2017, A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.  Memorial Day is a day for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s Armed Forces.

Many businesses nationwide would like to express their appreciation through a military discount/offer. Below please find a list of many of the great military offers available throughout the month of May. Feel free to add any to the comments and please help Spread the Word so more military members and families can take advantage of these great deals.

NATIONWIDE MILITARY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

Kings Dominion: (Virginia) Military Days: Join us May 27-29th, 2017 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Military members can also purchase Military Discounted tickets  (SAVE $31 Off) for their family members for Memorial Weekend.  To purchase Memorial Day military discounted tickets online CLICK HERE!  We are celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long with extended fireworks shows, live entertainment, special offers and more. Kings Dominion also offers Military Days for The Fourth of July.  Learn more!

Colonial Williamsburg: (Virginia) The historic attraction will offer FREE ADMISSION to military members and their families during Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 26, to Monday May 29, active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families will receive free admission to the historic attraction.  On Monday, there will be a Memorial Day Commemorative Program from 10am-12pm.  Gather for a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country. A procession with Fife and Drum support will proceed from the Palace to Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite. Wreaths will be laid, prayers given, and volleys fired at each stop to honor soldiers of the American Revolution and Civil War interred nearby.  Colonial Williamsburg’s Honoring Service Program Expands with Year-round Military Admissions Savings Current Military Personnel, Dependents to Qualify for Free Single-day Admission.  Learn more about CW Military Discount Program Here.

Blue Star Museums program: Participating museums will offer FREE ADMISSION to all active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  There are many amazing museums a part of this program.  Click Here to learn more.

Blue Star Theatres:  Each participating Blue Star Theatre is offering discounted or complimentary admission to all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans.  Education programs and other theatre opportunities may be discounted as well.  This is a year round program.  There are currently 123 participating theaters with new theaters being added.

PureGear: In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, PureGear a Mobile Phone Accessory Company, Kicks off their Generous 35% Military Discount Program!  Check out the details and products here.

Military Tee Times: Is proud to provide an easy way for all members of the United States Military to enjoy golf by offering exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of courses in the U.S. and worldwide.  Military Tee Times operates with more than 8,000 course partners in several countries offering military discounts off select tee times.

Military Times: is  offering discounted subscriptions to Army Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times or Navy Times in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Get a 1 year Print subscription for $29.95. To learn more about this offer click HERE.

Armed Forces Vacation Club  Armed Forces Vacation Club is a FREE membership club open to active duty, guard, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces as well as civilian employees of the DoD. You don’t want to miss this vacation sale! For a limited time only, Armed Forces Vacation Club is offering select 7-night resorts stays for $299. Choose from destinations around the world including Orlando, the Poconos, Las Vegas & more! But hurry, this sale ends May 18, 2017.

National Park Service:  The National Park Service offers a FREE annual pass to military members and their dependents. Learn more!

Waves of Honor:  This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each year and up to three direct dependents. to either Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa, Sesame Place, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando. THESE OFFERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PARK and military verification is through Troop ID. Click the links to learn more.

Waves of Honor (Veterans Program):  SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also has Veterans Offer via Waves of Honor for Sesame Place, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, SeaWorld San Antonio.  These offers are not available at the parks and military verification is through Troop ID. Click the links to learn more.

California’s Great America: (California) Military Appreciation Days California’s Great America is proud to announce a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: from Opening Day through Memorial Day (March 25­-May 29), any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six additional guests at a discounted rate of just $30 per person. This deal is valid for all current or past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at any California’s Great America ticket window. Learn more about this offer and their everyday military discount program HERE.

Carowinds: (North Carolina) Military Days: May 28-29 and July 3-5, 2017.  Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Learn more!

Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark:  (California) Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark Orange County pays tribute to U.S. veterans, retired and current military personnel with One Free park admission Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2017.  This offer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel. One complimentary admission is provided to Military personnel.  Eligible person must be present.

Up to (6) additional Knott’s Berry Farm tickets may be purchased at the military discounted rate of $48.00 for Regular Admission and $45.00 for Junior (ages 3-11) and Senior (62+). Up to (6) additional Soak City Waterpark tickets may be purchased at the military discounted rate of $37 for Regular, Junior (ages 3-11) & Senior (62+) Valid proof of military service with photo I.D. required. Eligible person must be present.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (Texas) American Heroes Week, May 29 – June 4, 2017! Members of the Military (Active Duty, Retiree, Veteran, Reservist, DOD), Police, Firefighters & EMTs are admitted FREE during this special week as a salute to our troops and public safety officers. Tickets for Spouses and Dependent Children are available for 50% off the gate price. Eligible members of the military, police, firefighters, and EMTs SAVE 20% off room rates at Schlitterbahn Resort New Braunfels during American Heroes Week.

The Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium: Year-round discounts for Active and reserve military members with a valid military ID can receive free General Admission tickets and a 50% discount for up to three family members in the same transaction, available only at the admissions booth. Military discounts are not applicable on Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo. At the aquarium, they are not applicable on summer Fridays after 4:00 p.m. or on fall Fridays after 3:00 p.m.

San Antonio Zoo: This May, the San Antonio Zoo is honoring active duty, retired, veteran members of the military, National Guard and reserves with FREE admission to the San Antonio Zoo. Plus, up to four (4) immediate family members can receive 50% off standard admission* on date of visit. Learn more!

Michigan’s Adventure: (Michigan) 05/28/17, 05/29/17  Michigan’s Adventure will be celebrating Tribute to the Armed Forces by offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a free admission. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $26.00 each at the front gate.  Guests will be required to show one active military ID, DD-214, or Veteran’s Administration Hospital ID to qualify for the discount. Tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable and are valid for admission on one of the listed dates only. Tickets must be purchased at the park on the day of your visit.

The Polynesian Cultural Center (Hawaii): In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, The PCC has several Military Specials ADMISSION, BUFFET & SHOW PACKAGE to include: $53 adult (regular rate $81.95)/ $42 child*(regular rate $65.56) GATEWAY DINNER & SHOW PACKAGE — Entry at 4pm $41 adult (regular rate $74.95)/ $33 child*(regular rate $59.96) GENERAL ADMISSION $30 adult (regular rate $59.95)/ $24 child*(regular rate $47.96).

Valleyfair: (Minnesota) Valleyfair is honoring our Hometown Heroes with Military Appreciation Days during theMemorial Weekend (May 26-29) and Fourth of July Weekend (July 1-4)  Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $35.00 plus tax per ticket. A valid military ID must be presented at a Valleyfair ticket window to receive this offer. Check back for other special events happening throughout each weekend! Learn more!

Dorney Park: (Pennsylvania) MILITARY DAYS AT DORNEY PARK May 27-29 & July 1-4, 2017  Dorney Park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) and Fourth of July (July 1-4). Military personnel who qualify for the discount include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Valid ID should be presented at turnstile for entry into the park. Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $28. Purchase at the Dorney Park ticket window by presenting a valid Military ID May 27-29 and July 1-4 or purchase online to take advantage of this offer. Learn more!

Silverwood Theme Park: (Idaho) American Heroes Weekend!  May 27, 28, & 29 2017 – All military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters (identification required) Receive FREE admission to the park on these special event days and their immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special discounted rate ($24.00 plus tax, ages 8-64, $19.00 plus tax, ages 3-7 and 65+, a savings of up to $14.00!) when purchasing tickets at Silverwood’s front gate! For information call (208) 683-3400. Plus, special May rates during May 28th – June 9th. $38.00 (ages 8-64) $21.00 (ages 3-7 and 65+) or order online and SAVE even more. (Not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promotions or special offers.)

Kings Island: (Ohio) Kings Island is offering Free Admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26-29, 2017.  Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID.  A valid military ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort: (Florida) U.S. Service Members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park. This offer is not available online. To receive these offers please bring a valid military ID to any LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window. ON BASE TICKETS:Discounted tickets are available at your Military ITT offices on bases. Check with your local office on base for pricing AT THE GATE TICKETS: Save 10% on 1 and 2 day tickets with valid military ID.  LEGOLAND Hotel Military Discounts: Please click HERE to save 10% on your LEGOLAND Hotel reservation. Valid military ID is required at check-in, discount subject to availability.

Birdies For The Brave: a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. As a Birdies For The Brave Sponsor, Quicken Loans is proud to support complimentary and discounted Military Ticketing throughout the PGA Tour season.

Mystic Aquarium: (Connecticut) As a thank you to active and retired United States military personnel for their service to our country, Mystic Aquarium is offering free admission for United States Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members May 27 to 29 with Military ID. Family members with U.S. Military ID receive a discounted admission rate. The discounts don’t stop there! Shop Mystic Aquarium’s Gift Store and receive 10% off by showing your Military ID. Learn more on the link.

Minnesota Zoo (July 1-9, 2017Military Appreciation): Military personnel receive free admission, free parking, and half-price admission for family members.

RESTAURANTS

Texas de Brazil:  Nationwide Military Appreciation on Memorial Day offering a 50% military discount for active military and veterans and Up to 4 guests. Plus, Texas de Brazil is offering a  20% military discount off takeout that day for all. 

The Greene Turtle: (Participating Locations) The Greene Turtle participating locations would like to honor the Military Community with a 15% military discount on Armed Forces Day, Saturday May 20, 2017 with a military id.  *Most locations are participating, check first.

Mission BBQ: Military Appreciation Days:  FREE SANDWICH for all active duty members & veterans. ARMY DAY 5/15, MARINE CORPS DAY 5/16, NAVY DAY 5/17, AIR FORCE DAY 5/18, COAST GUARD DAY 5/19. ARMED FORCES DAY:  FREE SANDWICH LUNCH WITH HEROES 5/20 from 11am – 2pm.  Arrive before noon for their live national anthem. Learn more Here!

Tucanos Brazilian Grill:  (Hampton Roads Location Only) Tucanos Hampton Roads is celebrating Military Appreciation Month all through May.  Come enjoy our Tucanos’ Churrasco Meal for 20% off.  Friends and Family members who support and dine with our service members will receive our 10% Military Discount that Tucanos offers year-round nationally.

McCormick & Schmick’s: Military Appreciation:  Offering FREE LUNCH or DINNER entrée on Monday, May 29 to Active U.S. Military Members, Guard, Gold Star Honorees and Veterans on Memorial Day.  Reservations are important as this books up quickly.  Learn more and check out the menu here.

Shoney’s Restaurant:  Offering an all-american burger combo meal including fries and a drink at a discounted price for Active Duty and Veterans on Memorial Day at participating locations. (Waiting 2017 Verification)

RETAIL

Goodwear USA: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Goodwear would like to announce their new 20% Everyday Military Discount Program along with a FREE Stars and Stripes cloth shoe bag! Shop for T shirts, men’s shirts, sweatshirts with superior quality, attractive styling, and a made in the USA commitment.

Sam’s Club: We’d like to say thank you. Join or renew and receive an eGift Card exclusively for active and former members of the US military. Valid through July 31.

Verizon Wireless: Friday April 28, Verizon will have a special offer for military members and veterans. For a limited time, all active military members and veterans who switch to Verizon and purchase a new smartphone can get a $200 Visa prepaid card per line. To learn more about the promotion and other ways Verizon supports members of the military, please CLICK HERE!

MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE is an award-winning, quarterly print magazine for military kids. We encourage kids to find the bright side of their military life. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps. Active, National Guard, Reserve. We’ll help your kids find their adventure! During the month of May, Military Bridge readers can receive an exclusive 20% discount off of the regular subscription price of $18.95 for orders within the U.S. or APO, FPO, DPO addresses. A great gift for your favorite military kid or military-connected classroom!  Click here to purchase!

Paragon Theaters: Catch a movie at Paragon Theaters.  They offer a fantastic nationwide everyday military discount in appreciation of the military community.  Find a location here

Lowe’s Home Improvement Lowe’s Announced May 1, 2017 that they have expanded their military discount program by offering 10 percent off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The new program uses a MyLowes card for quick identification, is available both in U.S. stores and on Lowes.com and offers easy online enrollment. The discount is effective immediately.

Home Depot: A 10% discount is offered to all military veterans on Memorial Day to all veterans up to a maximum of $500. A year round 10% discount is available at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID. Unfortunately Home Depot does not accept state ID cards with veterans designation (some locations may). Note: Home Depot has unfortunately removed the military discount policy from their website while keeping the discount intact.

Allied Shirts: Military Appreciation Program offering Free shirts to military friends & families.

TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE SERVICES: Take 5 Oil Change honors the military community in offering a 25% military discount nationwide everyday with a military id! Find a location near you here.

Extended Stay America: Military Appreciation Discount 17% off 1-100 nights offer good for one reservation booked on ExtendedStayAmerica.com by 6/30/17 with the CODE: MA7ML. Learn more about Extended Stay America and make your reservation on the link here.

Dell Military:  In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Dell Military has a special sale that kicks off 5/29/2017.  Memorial Day Sale, Door Busters start at 11 am EST and 3 pm EST. Shop now.

GIVEAWAYS

MiiBaby: MilitaryBridge is excited to partner up with MiiBaby this Military Appreciation Month in giving away a MiiBaby Gift Set to one lucky military member every week! Stay tuned every Sunday through Memorial Weekend to see if you will be one of the lucky families chosen. If you are not chosen, don’t worry you can enter again! Winners will be selected at random.  ENTER THE GIVE AWAY & LEARN MORE HERE!

Rogers Jewelers: Rhapsodie Collection, Sterling Silver Pendant with Chain in 1/6 ctw, Retail Value $349. Give Away will start on The MB Blog on 5/22/2017 with the give away announced end of day Memorial Day.

Samuels Jewelers | Rogers Jewelers | Andrews Jewelers | Schubach Jewelers | Samuels DiamondsAs a special thank you to those who serve us, military save an extra 20% off (increased from our everyday 10% military discount) now through May 31, 2017. Use code 5015 at checkout. For store purchases, print and present this offer. Some exclusions apply.

Lincoln Military Housing: In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Lincoln Military Housing is holding asweepstakes giving away FREE RENT.* Move into your new home in Hampton Roads before May 26th, 2017, and you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT!* Stuck in a lease? Ask about our Lease Buyout Program!Are you already a resident? Refer a friend to Lincoln Military Housing and if they move in before May 26th, 2017, you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT!* Did we mention, you and your referral will receive $500! Learn more!

HAMPTON ROADS MILITARY APPRECIATION DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES, AND EVENTS

Many businesses in Hampton Roads want to share their thanks and appreciation for the military community by offering a military appreciation discount, freebie, or event. 

Below, you will find a list of some great local offers in appreciation for your military service and sacrifices made to protect our great country.  The Hampton Roads area is a strong military community representing all branches of the military.  We are proud to be a military community!  Please check back often as this list will update daily with new offers and events. 

Lincoln Military Housing: In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Lincoln Military Housing is holding asweepstakes giving away FREE RENT.* Move into your new home in Hampton Roads before May 26th, 2017, and you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT!* Stuck in a lease? Ask about our Lease Buyout Program!Are you already a resident? Refer a friend to Lincoln Military Housing and if they move in before May 26th, 2017, you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT!* Did we mention, you and your referral will receive $500! Learn more!

Colonial Williamsburg: The historic attraction will offer FREE ADMISSION to military members and their families during Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 27, to Monday May 30, active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families will receive free admission to the historic attraction.  On Monday, there will be a Memorial Day Commemorative Program from 10am-12pm.  Gather for a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country. A procession with Fife and Drum support will proceed from the Palace to Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite. Wreaths will be laid, prayers given, and volleys fired at each stop to honor soldiers of the American Revolution and Civil War interred nearby.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Waves Of Honor Program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman one free admission each year to either Busch Gardens or WaterCountry USA The one-time visit pass is valid for the military personnel and up to three direct dependents.

Kings Dominion: Military Days: Join us May 28-30th, 2016 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

BEHL ORTHODONTICS: To show their appreciation of the military community, BEHL ORTHODONTICS is Offering$1000 off Invisalign or Braces for all military personnel and their families for Military Appreciation Month if they start treatment by May 31st. Learn more!

Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg: In celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we would like to take this day to acknowledge and honor the families who support our troops-past and present.  Show your Military id from May 12-14th, 2017 at check out and receive a Free Gift.  Only at this location.

Sam’s Club:  Join or renew by July 31 and receive this offer: Free $15 eGift Card with a Sam’s Savings™ or Business membership* or $25 eGift Card with a Sam’s Plus™ membership.* Great time to JOIN or RENEW just in time for Memorial Weekend!

McCormick & Schmick’s: Military Appreciation:  Offering FREE LUNCH or DINNER entrée on Monday, May 29th to Actifve U.S. Military Members, Veterans and Gold Star Honorees on Memorial Day. 

Wilson Law: Free Wills For Military Members! For the month of May, 2017 Wilson Law PLC will be offering FREE SIMPLE WILLS ($500 value).Veterans, active duty or retired service members are invited to visit the firm to legally document their end of life wishes and nominate an executor to oversee their final affairs. There are no obligations, strings attached, and zero requirements to purchase legal services. We simply want to offer our service to say “THANK YOU” for yours! Bonus Military Appreciation Month Gift: Upgrade to a Living Trust and receive a $750 discount should you decide to go forward with any further planning.

Dell Military:  In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Dell Military has a special sale that kicks off 5/29/2017.  Memorial Day Sale, Door Busters start at 11 am EST and 3 pm EST. Shop now.

Chrysler Museum of Arts: FREE admission for military on May 18th from 5:00-10:00pm.  It’s Throwback Thursday as we celebrate the World War II era. In Huber Court, an Andrews Sisters-type musical act, America’s Sweethearts, will be harmonizing in classic ’40s style. Come dressed in your best swingtime-era outfit and be ready to dance.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill:  Hampton Roads, Virginia Military Appreciation Offer:  Tucanos Hampton Roads is celebrating Military Appreciation Month all through May.  Come enjoy our Tucanos’ Churrasco Meal for 20% off.  Friends and Family members who support and dine with our service members will receive our 10% Military Discount that Tucanos offers year-round nationally.

Mission BBQ: Military Appreciation Days:  FREE SANDWICH for all active duty members & veterans. ARMY DAY 5/15, MARINE CORPS DAY 5/16, NAVY DAY 5/17, AIR FORCE DAY 5/18, COAST GUARD DAY 5/19. ARMED FORCES DAY:  FREE SANDWICH LUNCH WITH HEROES 5/20 from 11am – 2pm.  Arrive before noon for their live national anthem.

The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Hampton Roads: In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Buy One Yogurt, Get One Half Off of equal or lesser value.  Come and treat yourself and a friend! Offer Valid through 7/7/2017 (not combined with other offers, excludes color changing bowl).  Please present a military id and mention The Evening Under The Stars Offer.

Paragon City Center 12: Catch a movie at Paragon Theaters.  They offer a fantastic nationwide everyday military discount in appreciation of the military community.  Find a location here

Texas de Brazil:  Nationwide Military Appreciation on Memorial Day offering a 50% military discount for active military and veterans and Up to 4 guests. Plus, Texas de Brazil is offering a  20% military discount off takeoutthat day for all.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant:  20% military discount for Military members on Memorial Day and Every Monday at Chesapeake and Hampton, Virginia locations.  All Ohio locations also offer a Military Monday.  Stop in for Memorial Day, receive a 20% military discount and enjoy their American Flag Margarita available FridayMonday over Memorial Weekend.

Moe’s Southwest Grill of Hampton Road:  Their MOE SATURDAY DISCOUNT offering 20% military discount every Saturday is extended.  Moe’s of Hampton Roads will offer a 20% military discount with a military id May 27-29th (for in-store purchases only) in honor of Memorial Weekend.

Virginia Beach Law Group: Virginia Beach Law Group has a standing year-round offer of no-fee consultations for active duty military members and their spouses (a $150 value) and a 20% discount off our customary fee structure for any work if we’re retained. (Waiting Verification 2017)

Norfolk Tides: Armed Forces Night May 20th vs. Charlotte Knights. Join the Norfolk Tides in honoring all the brave men and women that serve in the Armed Forces. Active duty and retired military personnel as well as dependents can show their ID at the Harbor Park box office to get box seat tickets for $9.50 each and reserved seat tickets for $8.50 each.  Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza Stay after the game for a fireworks extravaganza presented by Navy Mutual!

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation: Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Honors National Military Appreciation Month in May with special discounts and free admission. (Waiting 2017 Verification)

Virginia Aquarium:  Military Appreciation Month.  In honor of our military and everything they do for us, the Virginia Aquarium proudly announces the return of Military Appreciation Month in May! Active duty, dependents, and retired military will enjoy 50% off Virginia Aquarium admission each Sunday and Monday in May when they show their valid military ID (active duty, dependent or retiree).

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium: All Military Guests with ID (Active, Retired and Dependents) get 50% off starting next Monday, May 1st and every Monday through May 22nd! Visit climbvb.com and use Promo Code: Military50.

Associates in Dermatology: May Specials For Military include $5 off Baby Foot Exfoliant Peel (Regular Price $25) and $50 for any Facial Treatment (Regular Price – $80+).

Hi-Ho Silver: Double Military Discount, Just in time for Mother’s Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  As appreciation for your service, take an additional
20% OFF all regular and sale items with a military id! Offer valid from 5/1-5/15. Redeemable by any military service member or their family with valid Military I.D.

TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE SERVICES:  Take 5 Oil Change honors the military community in offering a 25% military discount nationwide everyday with proof of service or military id.  Find a location near you here!

The Melting Pot Newport News: Hampton Roads Military: In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, The Melting Pot Newport News is Offering A Memorial Weekend Bogo, Just for Military! When you purchase 1 four-course experience, we will give you one of equal or lesser value for free. Up to a $49.95 value. May not be combined with any other special, discount, offer, promotion, coupon, dip certificate, voucher, or certificate. Must provide proof of Military ID upon order.

Peninsula Hardwood Mulch: Military Appreciation Month May 1-31st 10% off (increased from their 5% everyday military discount)  good for pick up or delivered materials.

Beach Ford:  AT BEACH FORD AND BARTON FORD EVERYDAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY! In honor of our military Beach Ford, Barton Ford and Ford Motor Company would like to offer a total of $1,000 off any new vehicle, offer ends 12/31/2017.

Southern Shores Realty:  Military Appreciation Vacation RentalsOffers 5% military discount vacation homes in The Outer Banks.

Elan Vacations: Military Appreciation Vacation Rentals in The Outer Banks-Offering 5 % Military Discount Vacation Home Rentals.

Armed Forces Vacation Club Armed Forces Vacation Club is a FREE membership club open to active duty, guard, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces as well as civilian employees of the DoD. You don’t want to miss this vacation sale! For a limited time only, Armed Forces Vacation Club is offering select 7-night resorts stays for $299. Choose from destinations around the world including Orlando, the Poconos, Las Vegas & more! But hurry, this sale ends May 18, 2017.

Texas de Brazil: Nationwide Military Appreciation on Memorial Day offering a 50% military discount for active military and veterans and Up to 4 guests. Plus, Texas de Brazil is offering a  20% military discount off takeoutthat day for all. Visit the link to learn more about the Hampton Roads Texas de Brazil.

Sparetimes Bowling Center: Military Appreciation Days Every Sunday and Wednesday.  Military members bowl Free Wednesday from 9:30-midnight.  Bowling shoes are always free for military.

Young Veterans Brewing Company: Our BUY A VET A BEER Program is BACK! Join us right here at Young Veterans Brewing Company to celebrate ARMED FORCES DAYMay 19th starting at 3pm. Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group has generously sponsored the event and has PREPAID for 300 craft beers. Redeem your beer as an active duty member, retired, or veteran. Learn more!

Domino’s Pizza Hampton Roads: In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, next Friday dozens of Domino’s stores in Hampton Roads will offer $3.99 pizzas.

Kingsmill Championship:  May 15-21, 2017, Military AppreciationComplimentary Single Day Grounds ticketfor active duty,retired and reserve Military plus one guest.  To reserve tickets and learn more about military appreciation events click here.  For additional guest tickets for active duty, retired or reserve military you may purchase discounted tickets. Plus, The Patriots’ Outpost is a special venue dedicated to active duty, retired or reserve military in support of the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms.  This skybox is located behind #15 green and features views of championship golf, player appearances and complimentary snacks and beverages. 

MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE is the only print magazine for kids in military families! This award-winning quarterly magazine features articles, essays, and photographs on life as a military child. Created for kids of all branches, our magazine encourages military kids to see the bright side of their unique life. During the month of May, Military Bridge readers can receive an exclusive 20% discount on subscriptions (no code required; just use the link). A great gift for your favorite military kid or military-connected classroom!

USO of HRCV/Harris Teeter: Military Appreciation Month~ Support our Troops Donation Card Campaign: Stop into Harris Teeter To Support The USO of HRCV. Learn more details on how you can help support this wonderful campaign here. (Waiting Verification)

**Visit The Hampton Roads Peninsula and Southside MB Partners To Learn More About Tons Of Great Businesses Offering A Military Discount or Great Service**

ONLINE OFFERS

This will be updated throughout the month as offers come in-many offers will occur over Memorial Weekend.  We expect some great deals!  **Disclaimer- some offers may contain affiliate links**

PureGear: In Honor of Military Appreciation Month, PureGear a Mobile Phone Accessory Company, Kicks off their Generous 35% Military Discount Program!  Check out the details and products here.

MiiBaby: MilitaryBridge is excited to partner up with MiiBaby this Military Appreciation Month in giving away a MiiBaby Gift Set to one lucky military member every week! Stay tuned every Sunday through Memorial Weekend to see if you will be one of the lucky families chosen. If you are not chosen, don’t worry you can enter again! Winners will be selected at random.  ENTER THE GIVE AWAY & LEARN MORE HERE! MiiBaby also just launched their everyday 20% military discount program.

Goodwear USA: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Goodwear would like to announce their new 20% Everyday Military Discount Program along with a FREE Stars and Stripes cloth shoe bag! Shop for T shirts, men’s shirts, sweatshirts with superior quality, attractive styling, and a made in the USA commitment.

Veterans Advantage: Veterans Advantage is the #1 Most Trusted Name in New Military Benefits with the VetRewards Card, the first military ID designed to protect veterans’ privacy. Members save up to 30% off everyday shopping.

Under Armour:  Under Armour offers an everyday 10% military discount.  This discount will increase 5/23-5/30 in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Stay Tuned.

Extended Stay America: Military Appreciation Discount 17% off 1-100 nights offer good for one reservation booked on ExtendedStayAmerica.com by 6/30/17with the CODE: MA7ML. Learn more about Extended Stay America and make your reservation on the link here.

Allied Shirts: New Military Appreciation Program offering Free shirts to military friends & families.

Rosetta Stone would like to make it easier for active duty military, veterans, reservists and National Guard to learn a new language. Get an extra 10% off of Rosetta Stone’s lowest pricing on award-winning language software.

Microsoft: Military members can enjoy The New Microsoft Office for only $9.95, a HUGE savings.

2017 Solheim Cup would like to honor our Active Duty, Military Reserve, National Guard, Military Retirees, and Veterans for their service by providing Weekly Grounds Tickets free of charge! To claim your complimentary print-at-home grounds ticket for the 2017 Solheim Cup, please visit the link above.

ThinOPTICS celebrates our active duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard and military families by offering15% off the only reading glasses you’ll never be without. Claim your discounted “stick anywhere, go everywhere” reading glasses at the link above.

MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE is an award-winning, quarterly print magazine for military kids. We encourage kids to find the bright side of their military life. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps. Active, National Guard, Reserve. We’ll help your kids find their adventure! During the month of May, Military Bridge readers can receive an exclusive 20% discount off of the regular subscription price of $18.95 for orders within the U.S. or APO, FPO, DPO addresses. A great gift for your favorite military kid or military-connected classroom!  Click here to purchase!

Online Offers From Our Friends at SHEER ID:

Targus: Targus is giving a 25% discount on stylish laptop bags, tablet cases, docking stations, and computer accessories to active duty, veterans, retirees, National Guard, reserve, military spouses, and dependents. Learn more here.

LEGOLAND®  California Resort: Choose from 4 exclusive military offers when you buy your tickets online. Save 50% and receive 2 days free when you visit all 3 attractions for 3 days. Visit LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Water Park, and the SEA LIFE Aquarium for less than $28 a day. See all 4 military offers here.

AWS Educate: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is providing US service members, transitioning veterans, and military spouses with training for jobs in the high-demand cloud computing space. Get a free membership to AWS Educate and up to $50 in credits, as well as access to AWS Cloud Career Pathways and up to 30 hours per job path of training courses and labs. Find out more here.

Park ‘N Fly: If you’re traveling this summer, be sure to take advantage of Park ‘N Fly’s 15% military discount. Eliminate one of the biggest stresses of traveling with Park ‘N Fly’s pick up and drop off services. Check http://www.pnf.com/ to see which Park ‘N Fly locations participate.

**Visit our ONLINE MILITARY DISCOUNT Section to learn more about everyday Military Discount Offers**

Additional Military Appreciation Events In Hampton Roads

Free Admission To The Kingsmill Championship for Military

Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon at Kingsmill Resort 

Joint Military Spouse Appreciation Night May 10, 2017

USO Warrior Week Warrior Week May 29 – June 4, 2017 Virginia Beach, VA

NATIONAL EVENTS FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND

Memorial Weekend Events Washington DC Area: (Courtesy of DC.About.Com)

National Memorial Day Concert Washington DC, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 p.m. EST Gates open at 5 p.m. PBS sponsors a FREE concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. For over 25 years, this multiple-award-winning television event has honored the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

National Memorial Day Parade: Washington DC, Monday, May 29, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m. The parade of Marching Bands and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. The National Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and includes patriotic floats and helium-filled balloons.

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally:  Sunday, May 28, 2017.

  • Sunday, May 28, 2017. Departure from the Pentagon at 12 p.m. Speaker Program and Musical Tribute 1:30 p.m. at the Reflecting Pool across from The Lincoln Memorial. Thousands of motorcycles ride through Washington in an annual demonstration seeking to improve veteran benefits and resolve POW/MIA issues. See Photos of Rolling Thunder
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017, 10 a.m. The Buffalo Thunder Memorial Motorcycle Ride will begin in the Sears parking lot at 2101 Brightseat Rd in Hyattsville, MD and end at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum at 1925 Vermont Ave NW in Washington, DC.

Arlington National Cemetery: Flags-In. Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will be joined by service members from the U.S. Marine Corps Ceremonial and Guard Company, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in placing more than 250,000 grave decorating flags at Arlington National Cemetery. The flags will remain through Memorial Day.

Monday, May 29, 2017, 11 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony and concert will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Memorial Day.

  • Monday, May 29, 2017, 4 p.m. The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, will hold a ceremony that includes formal military honors, a keynote address, wreath-layings and the Memorial’s signature event, the scattering of rose petals in tribute to departed comrades. Members of the public are invited to join in the personal tribute segment of the program.

Navy Memorial  Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11 a.m. Rolling Thunder visits the Navy Memorial and holds a wreath-laying ceremony featuring special guests and live performances. Monday, May 29, 2017, 10 a.m. Fleet Reserve Association Wreath laying, 12 p.m. U.S. Navy Band Concert, 1 p.m. Naval District Washington Wreath laying.

World War II Memorial Monday, May 29, 2017, 9 a.m. The National Park Service and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial will sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of our veterans. Guest speakers will give remarks. The theme for the commemoration is “Honoring our Fallen Warriors.” Many surviving WWII veterans will be in attendance.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monday, May 29, 2017, 1 p.m. Thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor the U.S. armed forces. The wreath-laying ceremony is open to the public.

Air Force Memorial Monday, May 29, 2017, 9 a.m. wreath laying ceremony is open to the public. Activities include the national anthem, invocation, speeches, the laying of the wreath and the sounding of Taps.

President Lincoln’s Cottage Monday, May 29, 2017. Take a free guided tour of the USSAH National Cemetery (predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery) at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A wreath laying ceremony will also take place at the Soldiers’ Home at 10 a.m. Tours of the Cottage will be available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the regular price of $15 for adults and $5 for children. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Advanced reservations for Cottage Tours are strongly recommended.

NEW YORK CITY MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENT

New York Fleet Week: Annual New York City Fleet Week May 24-30, 2017.  This is a Free week long event which includes Parade of Ships, Navy Band Concert, Larchmont Memorial Day Parade, Joint Aviation Event, Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade, College Point Memorial Day Parade, Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Memorial Day Parade, Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival, several General Public Visitation (ship tours), 147th Kings County Memorial Day Parade, and several other parades which can be found here.

HAMPTON ROADS MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENTS

Hampton Roads & Virginia Memorial Weekend Events

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