EVENTS AND DISCOUNTS: SWLA celebrates Veterans Day

Recognizing veterans for Veteran's Day
Recognizing veterans for Veteran's Day(The Carson City School District)
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 9:45 AM CST
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SWLA, LA (KPLC) - We’re joining the community in thanking and honoring all active duty, veterans, and reservists for their service!

If you have a Veterans Day event or are offering discounts to veterans feel free to send the information to and we’ll add it to our list.



  • Avenue of Flags at Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery: Drive-thru the Avenue of Flags. Flags raised at 6 a.m. and retired at 4 p.m.
  • Lake Charles Veterans Day Celebration: 10 a.m. at Veteran Memorial Park, Lakeshore Drive. Guest speaker Col. Kevin Melton, USAF (ret.). Family picnic to follow ceremony.
  • Veterans Day program in DeRidder: 10 a.m. at Walmart in DeRidder, 1125 N. Pine Street.
  • VFW Post 7321 Veterans Day Celebration: 9 a.m. at Combre Veterans Memorial Park, 2701 Opelousas Street.
  • Fenton Elementary Veterans Day program: Gym at 9 a.m.
  • Hathaway Veterans Day program: Gym at 9 a.m.
  • Lake Arthur elementary/high school Veterans Day program. Program at gym at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon at Arthur High at 11 a.m.
  • Welsh-Roanoke Junior High Veterans Day Program: Gym at 9 a.m.


  • Jennings elementary/high school Veterans Day program: Program 9-10:30 a.m. at Jennings Elementary. Luncheon at Jennings High following program.


  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication: 10 a.m. at the Jennings Oil & Gas Park 100 Rue de I’Acadie


Deals may vary by location. Call ahead to confirm. Most also require a valid military ID. Deals are on Veterans Day unless otherwise noted.

  • Bayou Rum Distillery & Event Center: 20909 S. Frontage Rd. Military saves 10%. INFO
  • SWLA Center for Health Services invites veterans to work out for free from 6 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12.
  • Once Was Inc. giving away 100 free turkeys (while supplies last) from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Rouses Market on Nelson Road.
  • Academy: 10 percent off for military and first responders through Nov. 13. INFO
  • Chili’s: Free meal. INFO
  • Claim Jumper: Free meal from select menu. INFO
  • Circle K: Free medium coffee.
  • Denny’s: Free Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon. INFO
  • Dickey’s BBQ: Free pulled pork sandwich. INFO
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut. INFO
  • Golden Corral: Free meal from 5 p.m. until close ON MONDAY, NOV. 14. INFO
  • IHOP: Free Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. INFO
  • Krispy Kreme: Free donut and coffee. INFO
  • Little Caesars: Free lunch combo. INFO
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: Free meal from 3-6 p.m. INFO
  • O’Charley’s: Free entree. INFO
  • Outback: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke. INFO
  • Shoney’s: Free breakfast bar. INFO
  • Torchy’s Tacos: Free taco and fountain drink. INFO
  • Wendy’s: Free breakfast combo from 6:30-10:13 a.m. Friday. INFO



  • Fort Polk Veterans Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. in 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment hangar.
  • Elton High School Veterans Day program: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lacassine High School Veterans Day program: Gym at 9 a.m.
  • Welsh elementary/high school Veterans Day program: Gym at 9 a.m.