Restaurants giving vets special deals on Veterans Day

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Restaurants around town were also celebrating veterans with some freebies Saturday.

Black Hills FOX Reporter Katrina Lim shows us what some local businesses were doing to honor those who have served our country.

Some people call them mom.

Some people call them dad.

And to others, they're even called heroes.

Restaurants both nationally and locally were honoring these heroes on Veterans Day Saturday, including Firehouse Brewing Company in downtown Rapid City.

Firehouse Brewing Company waitress Tristin Casey says, "For all veterans with military I.D. you get a free beer or a free dessert. We do this almost every year. We just kind of have a way of saying thanks for your service and everything."

Navy Vet Rod Anderson was enjoying his free drink with his family.

Rod Anderson says, "It's just a time to feel proud about having served and seeing the other veterans and camaraderie. It's just a nice feeling to be with other vets."

Texas Roadhouse was also celebrating military members with a free lunch.

Vets could get an entree, two sides, plus a soft drink.

Don Plymell says, "One of the biggest things, we want to give back to anybody that's ever given to everybody else around this community. I mean as far as, not even the community, but the United States."

Don Plymell says he has many family members who previously served and are currently serving in the armed forces... so this day means a lot to him.

Don Plymell says, "Veterans Day, what it means to us and what it means to Texas Roadhouse is just saying thank you. Like wow. Thank you so much for going out there, putting your life on the line, sacrificing your time with your family."

Anderson says he appreciates all the recognition.

Rod Anderson says, "I think it's great. It's getting better all the time. It seems like a lot different back, from back in the 60s and 70s when veterans didn't always get a good welcome home."

The Sandwich Shop at the Rushmore Mall also gave away free sandwiches and soup to active duty military members.