GLVFA has begun to campaign on behalf of the brick pavers program associated with the memorial wall project. We have added a new honor roll section to recognize members and friends who have purchased a brick paver to commemorate their time in military service or to honor a loved one who served.
Please consider purchasing a paver brick to help support our association achieve its goal in building a memorial wall complete with a beautiful walkway honoring your time (or loved one) in service.
Amongst the many great offers given to veterans on Veterans Day 2022, there are a few notables we would like to highlight for you.
Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2022
On November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans can drive into the parking lot of their closest Texas Roadhouse and pick up a meal voucher with a valid military ID or proof of service.
This is a notable deal! Why? Because Texas Roadhouse (on rt 50/Cortez Blvd) is goving everyone a free meal voucher which you can use whenever you desire in the future. This deal is like a free gift certificate! But be mindful of the timeline -- they are only handing out the free vouchers between 11-2.
Denny’s – November 11, 2022
On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.
What's more American that baseball and apple pie? Denny's has been offering their Grand Slam Veteans Day meal for many years now.
GLVFA Golf Event Golfers and Volunteers:
This deal begins at 5am which means if you want to have a complete breakfast before the golf event, this is an opportunity you can take advantage of. Not that the GLVFA breakfast sandwiches and donuts aren't great, this is simply an opportunity for you to participate in a free full breakfast meal if you so chose to do so.
Golden Corral – November 14, 2022
Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 14 from 5pm – close. Golden Corral will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.
This has been a continuing tradition with Golden Corral. For this year, the free veteran meal is for MONDAY, the 14th! Please make a note of this date/time.
GLVFA Golf Event Golfers and Volunteers:
If you are participating in the GLVFA gold event on Nov 11th and cannot take advantage of the free food offers during the day, this is a great freebie for you! Make plans for Monday the 14th and have a free buffet meal while talking about your game on Veterans Day!
-- Hope everyone can enjoy a freebiue or two, you deserve it!
For a Full List of Offers, Click Here: Veterans_Day_Local
The U.S. Department of Labor maintains a website to support one of their programs knowns as " e-VETS Resource Advisor" (online resource advisor). The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists Veterans, Service Members and all those who support them to quickly and easily navigate information and resources on a range of topics, including:
Although GLVFA members are fortunate to have our own resource advisor (see previous news posting on that), members can also easily find answers to common questions and retrieve useful information on the above listed topics and much more by visiting the following website:
elaws - e-VETS Resource Advisor (dol.gov)
Did you know there is a small piece of WW2 history right here in our GLVF back yard? Most people don't know that there is a bunker located near Brooksville airport which was built as part of the new Brooksville Army airfield in 1942. Those of you who have driven by the bunker and noticed it probably thought it was an old storage bunker. Good guess but it wasn't used for that. What it was used for, from a historical perspective, is now being brought to light as an upcoming Hernando County war memorial.
And watch this You Tube video to see the bunker up close as well as given a nice history lesson from a local You Tuber:
Amid record high inflation, Social Security beneficiaries will get an 8.7% increase to their benefits in 2023, the highest increase in 40 years. Like Social Security, Veteran Affairs benefits and pensions are tied to the same COLA as Social Security. So recipients should see an 8.7% increase in January. The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to release finalized VA compensation rates on Dec. 1
Read more: Social Security COLA will be 8.7% in 2023, highest increase in 40 years (cnbc.com)