In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill officially establishing Veterans Day on November 11 of each year. Since that time, Veterans Day has been observed by Americans across the country to honor former members of the armed forces and veterans of all conflicts.

Veterans Day provides a platform for publicly honoring the sacrifices of current veterans and expressing gratitude to them. Many businesses take this day to thank veterans with offers of free or deeply discounted meals, drinks, and services. Longmont and its surrounding areas are no different. 

Here are a few local businesses doing their part to acknowledge what veterans have done for the US and the cause of democracy worldwide. 

A Drink To Get You Going
Ziggi’s Coffee®

With respect and gratitude for their service, Ziggi’s Coffee® is offering veterans and active-duty military personnel one free 16 oz. drink per person this Veterans Day, with valid military ID or proof of service. Join Ziggi’s this Veterans Day as they honor veterans and active-duty military members for their continued commitment in their communities. Ziggi’s offers a wide selection of handcrafted beverages, from coffee classics to signature favorites, an assortment of delicious food options, and a kidZone menu featuring kid-friendly items. 

(Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers or discounts. Excludes bottled beverages and all other menu sizes. Offer excludes online and mobile app orders.)

All Ziggi’s Coffee locations

A Roof Over a Head
GreenPoint Roofing

The team at GreenPoint Roofing donate a new roof to a veteran in need each year. (Courtesy GreenPoint Roofing)

For the fifth year in a row, GreenPoint Roofing will be donating a roof replacement for a veteran in need from the local community. Owner Scott Brasington, built GreenPoint Roofing on a foundation of community service. They feel it is extremely important to give back to the community, especially the veterans who have fought for us. 

They are currently accepting nominations for this year’s recipient.

1030 Boston Ave., Longmont, 720-684-5500,

The All-American Burger
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Bad Daddy’s will be honoring veterans on Veterans Day again this year with a free BD’s All American Burger and chips for all veterans who present a valid ID. This offer is good at all Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar locations.

Nothing Like a Sparkling Clean Car 
Breeze Thru Car Wash

Breeze Thru Car Wash will be offering free car washes to all active duty and veterans for Veterans Day this year. 

Stop by any of their 12 locations on Veterans Day to receive a free Premium Shine car wash.

A Bright Smile
Dental Horizons

In 2021, over 30 volunteers at Dental Horizons provided free dentistry to veterans and their families on Veterans Day. (Courtesy Dental Horizons) 

Presenting “Freedom Day—Giving You a Day of Free For a Lifetime of Freedom,” Dental Horizons will be offering free dentistry for veterans and military families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11. 

Services provided are a limited exam with radiographs, fillings, extractions, and cleanings. Please call for more information.  

600 S. Airport Rd., 200A, Longmont

At a Location Near You

It’s not just Colorado. 

Businesses all across the country are doing their small part to honor veterans and active-duty military this Veterans Day. Here is a very small list of national chain businesses with something to give to veterans and active military this year: 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Caribou Coffee
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Joe’s Crab Shack
Olive Garden
Texas Roadhouse

You can find a more complete list of businesses offering specials to veterans and active military online at and

Listen To Their Stories

Veterans should receive more than just free meals and discounts on this day. Veterans Day is also a chance to genuinely show them your gratitude. 

If you want to appreciate our veterans better, consider asking them questions. When did they serve, where did they serve, and what branch did they serve in? What did they do while serving, and what was it like? Why did they serve? 

You won’t completely understand the service you are honoring them for until you hear their story. It will mean the world to them and might help you appreciate our soldiers and the freedoms they fought to preserve for all of us.

Talk to a veteran today.