Happy Veterans Day! Texas Roadhouse is serving free meals to veterans and active duty military members tonight as a thank you for their service.
Today, Thursday, November 11, 2021, is the day set aside to thank our veterans for their sacrifice. Many restaurants are stepping up by offering a free meal to veterans and active duty military, and Texas Roadhouse is among them, according to Military.com.
Veterans and active duty service members are invited to pick a voucher for a free meal from their local Texas Roadhouse.
Here’s what you need to know:
Texas Roadhouse Is Offering Its Free Meals to Veterans Through a Voucher System
Texas Roadhouse handles its free meals for veterans program a little bit differently. At Texas Roadhouse, veterans simply stop by their local Texas Roadhouse and pick up a voucher for a free meal, according to Military.com, which reports on discounts available to veterans throughout the year.
The vouchers are handed out today, November 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those vouchers can then be used any time between dinner tonight and May 30, 2022, Military.com reported.
“Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores’ parking lots on November 11, from 11am to 2pm. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022,” Military.com reported. “Be sure to call your local Texas Roadhouse for details.”
You can find your local Texas Roadhouse here and contact them to verify details.
Nearly 70,000 Veterans Were Diagnosed With COVID-19 Before Veterans Day 2020
The coronavirus hit the veteran community hard. As of November 6, 2020, 67,905 veterans who were tested at the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities tested positive for COVID-19, and 14,168 of those were admitted to VA facilities for care. The VA conducted tests of 879,457 veterans and employees in the same time frame, according to a press release from the VA.
“As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA’s COVID-19 response has been robust and far-reaching. This includes 24 current and 75 completed Fourth Mission assignments involving more than 2,000 VA employees helping to support non-Veteran patients and non-VA health care systems,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This report reflects VA’s agility throughout the pandemic to adapt based on lessons learned in order to continue providing safe, quality health care to Veterans as we continue to battle the pandemic.”
The VA released its COVID-19 Response report November 9, 2020, which detailed the department’s response to the pandemic.
“The COVID-19 Response Report provides an extensive look at VA’s complex COVID-19 response, including the department’s planning and preparation ahead of the pandemic; the initial crisis response; key COVID-19 policies and directives; interactions and interdependencies with federal and state agencies; and adaptations to health care operations,” the press release said. “It provides a forthright view of challenges and issues that VA needed to address in order to effectively respond to the pandemic, such as exchanging supplies, Personal Protective Equipment and deploying health care personnel across the enterprise to meet critical needs in certain areas.”