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Veterans honored this weekend through events, free meals and deals

5:14 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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In a tradition that dates back to World War I, marking the end of what was known as "The Great War" in the 11th month, on the 11th day at the 11th hour, events honoring our veterans continue throughout the weekend across East Tennessee.

Gatlinburg has its 10th annual Veterans Day celebration starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday. A ceremony at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery also starts at 2.

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has a Veterans Day concert at 3 p.m. at the Clayton Center.

View a complete calendar of Veterans Day events here.

Several restaurants and retailers in East Tennessee are also offering special deals as a way to give back.

On Sunday, Applebee's will give veterans a free meal.

California Pizza Kitchen will be offering veterans a free pizza and beverage.

From 11 to 5, Chili's will also provide a free meal.

Veterans can also get a free bagel at Einstein Bagels.

View a complete list of free meals and deals available to veterans here.

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