While Memorial Day is for honoring military personnel who died in service, businesses across the nation are showing veterans and active-duty military personnel a little love to thank them for their service.
Veterans and other military personnel can enjoy free meals and receive other discounts when they show a military identification Monday.
At some businesses, discharge papers, Veterans Administration cards and veterans organization membership cards also can be used to prove service.
The discounts are similar to what businesses offer on Veterans Day, though on a smaller scale.
Some savings extend to spouses and families, and a few military discounts are offered year-round.
Ace Hardware: On Saturday, the hardware store chain is giving out 1 million free American flags to consumers nationwide. Visit participating stores to get a free 8-by-12-inch flag while supplies last. No purchase necessary. A second flag will be donated to a local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day, the company announced.Share: