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CdA Events Calendar - Veterans & Military

Veterans & Military - We Honor You

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

outreach  |  events  |  organizations  |  discounts  |  resources

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Poster credits go to organizations/businesses sponsoring events.

Outreach & Special Events

  • May 28 (Sat), 6 pm, "Honor & Remember Memorial Weekend Dinner" at American Legion Hall, 5525 E. Hwy 54, Athol. Provided by American Legion Auxiliary #149, the menu will be sweet/sour chicken & rice, salads & desserts at a cost/donation of $8. Eat in or carry out. All are welcome (do not need to be a member of the American Legion). Note: "Friday Night Bingo" returns on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. Refreshments & purchase of Bingo packs at 5 pm; Bingo begins at 6 pm.

  • MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES >>

  • May 31 (Tues), 9 am-2 pm, "Idaho Veterans Services Officer Outreach" at Benewah Co. Courthouse basement, 701 College Ave., St. Maries. Call 208-446-1096 for app't or stop by. Also June 14

  • June 2 (Thurs), 10 am-2 pm, "Idaho Veterans Services Officer Outreach" at VFW Post 1675, 318 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn. Call Mac Gibler, 208-752-3331 or IDVS, 208-446-1097 for app't.

  • June 6 (Mon), 9 am-3 pm, "Spokane Mobile Vet Center" at Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Unit A, Post Falls. For all veterans as well as active duty, National Guard & Reserves - connect with resources, VA benefits (disability compensation, burial & medical), counseling, re-adjustment, & to answer questions/concerns about benefits earned. No app't needed. Direct questions to Stu Sturtevant, 509-444-8387.

  • June 20 (Mon), 9 am-3 pm, "Spokane Mobile Vet Center" at Dept of Veteran Affairs, N ID Clinic, 915 Emma Ave., CdA. For all veterans as well as active duty, National Guard & Reserves - connect with resources, VA benefits (disability compensation, burial & medical), counseling, re-adjustment, & to answer questions/concerns about benefits earned. No app't needed. Direct questions to Stu Sturtevant, 509-444-8387.

Resources - National, State & Local

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Military Family Community News - N. Idaho

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Idaho Division of Veterans Services

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Idaho Dept. of Labor Veterans Services

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Kootenai County Veterans Services Office

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Veterans Stand Down Locations 2022

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Newby-ginnings of North Idaho

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U.S. Government Military & Veterans

Military Organizations - Camaraderie

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143 (STEVEN H. NIPP)

  • 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls; 208-773-9054

  • Office hours - Monday through Friday, 10 am-3 pm

  • Meets on 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm

  • Membership eligibility is based on honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard.

  • Annual membership - $45

  • Affiliated groups are Auxiliary, Sons of Legion & Honor Guard

AMERICAN LEGION POST 154 (MANUEL SCHNEIDMILLER)

  • Meets on the 4th Thursday, 6 pm, at Rathdrum Lions Club, 16114 N. Meyer Rd., Rathdrum

  • Email: rathdrum154@gmail.com

AMERICAN LEGION POST 149 (CLIFFORD A. HACKNEY)

  • 5525 E. Hwy 54, Athol; 208-683-2614

AMERICAN LEGION POST 36 (GUS ZOELLNER)

  • 110 N. Hill St., Kellogg; 208-682-5304

COEUR D'ALENE SQUADRON CIVIL AIR PATROL 

  • All-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

  • 2410 W. Miles Ave., Hayden; 208-649-6098

  • Senior members (adults) & cadets (ages 12-21) volunteer & provide support for Emergency Services, Cadet Programs & Aerospace Education. 

  • CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program focused on leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness & moral/ethical decision-making. 

  • Adults meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 pm; cadets meet every Tuesday, 6;30 pm, at Pappy Boyington Field (CdA Airport), Hayden.

  • New members welcome

  • Annual membership - $38 cadets; $64 adults

VFW (VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS) POST 3603

  • 1225 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls; 208-960-4104

  • Meets on 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm

  • Membership requirements - U.S. citizenship; must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces & either received an honorable discharge or be currently serving; & have served in a war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters

VFW POST 889

  • 406 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene; 208-667-5236

  • Meets on 3rd Thursday, 6:30 pm

VFW POST 1473 (ROY RACY)

  • 32119 N. 5th Ave., Spirit Lake; 509-891-6745

  • Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays, 6 pm

VFW POST 1675 SHOSHONE

  • 318 E. Mullan Ave., Osburn; 208-752-4811

  • Meets on the 4th Thursday, 6:30 pm

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liberty

 "I believe our flag is more than just cloth & ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, & freedom. It is the history of our nation, & it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it."  --John Thune

Eagle Flying

the brave

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."  --Elmer Davis

Winding Roads

freedom

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, & many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again & again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."  --Nelson Mandela

Free or Discounted Meals, Items & Services

These businesses recognize the value of service to our Nation...one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.

 

**Note there may be variations in FREEbies, or they may be dependent upon participation of local establishments.**

**Ask for discounts if not offered. Take proof of military service (VA card, Active ID, Driver's License w/Veteran Designation, or DD214.)**

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memorial day ceremonies

"VFW AT McEUEN PARK"

May 30 (Mon), 9 am

McEUEN PARK VETERANS MEMORIAL PLAZA, downtown CdA​

  • A special Memorial Day service; all are invited

  • Prayers, guest speaker, laying of wreath in Lake CdA

  • Honor Guard & "Taps"

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 889

"HONEYSUCKLE BEACH 

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY"

May 30 (Mon), 9:30 am

HONEYSUCKLE BEACH

East end of Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden

  • To honor servicemen & women lost at sea, witness laying of wreath & Tolling of Boats in Hayden Lake

  • Rifle salute & "Taps"

  • City of Hayden Veterans Commission

  • More info - 208-209-1080

"PF MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE"

May 30 (Mon), 10 am

EVERGREEN CEMETERY

2834 N. Spokane St., Post Falls

  • Annual event to pay tribute to veterans; all are invited

  • Prayer, speeches, honor/color guard

  • Placement of individual flags upon each veteran's gravesite

  • City of Post Falls & American Legion Post 143

"CdA MEMORIAL GARDENS"

May 30 (Mon), 10 am

COEUR D'ALENE MEMORIAL GARDENS

7315 N. Government Way, CdA

  • Honoring those who sacrificed their lives

  • Public is welcome

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Store Discounts

 

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON VETERANS' PURCHASES

**Take proof of military service.

**May have to register w/store's program.

 

  • Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's

  • Home Depot

  • Lowe's

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts

  • Advance Auto Parts

  • Foot Locker

  • Big 5 Sporting Goods

  • See BLOGS/VA.GOV/VAntage for more veteran discounts; & MANY MORE for active duty military!

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services discounts

 

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON SERVICES FOR VETERANS

**Take proof of military service.

 

  • Verizon Wireless

  • AT&T

  • 24-Hour Fitness

  • Avis

  • Budget

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car

  • Hertz

  • National Car Rental

EVERYDAY DISCOUNTS ON SERVICES & PURCHASES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

All of the above, plus these categories:​

  • Automotive

  • Car Rentals

  • Clothing/Shoes

  • Computer/Electronics/Gaming

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Eyeware

  • Financial & Insurance

  • Fitness

  • Flowers/Gifts

  • Food

  • Health & Beauty

  • Home & Garden

  • Jewelry

  • Miscellaneous

  • Restaurants

  • Retail

  • Service

  • Shipping/Storage

  • Sporting Goods/Equipment

  • Travel & Lodging

  • Wireless & Internet

  • Refer to BLOGS/VA.GOV/VAntage for detailed list in each category.

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VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

 

VETERANS DAY FREEBIES

November 11, 2022

**Take proof of military service.

**If franchise, check local establishments' participation, variations & times.

 

  • Applebee's - FREE lunch or dinner. Choose from (7) different meals

  • Buffalo Wild Wings - FREE wings & fries

  • Chili's - choice of FREE meals from Veterans Day menu (dine-in only)

  • Cracker Barrel - FREE double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake dessert

  • Denny's - build a FREE Grand Slam

  • Little Caesar's - FREE lunch pizza combo (small pizza & drink), 11 am-2 pm

  • Olive Garden - FREE meal

  • Perkins - FREE breakfast (2 bacon strips & pancakes)

  • Red Lobster - FREE appetizer or dessert (dine-in)

  • Red Robin - FREE burger w/bottomless steak fries

  • Starbuck's - FREE 12 oz. coffee

  • Texas Roadhouse - FREE meal from Veterans Day menu