Wednesday is Veterans Day, and to say thank you to those who have served our country, many places in West Michigan are offering deals and freebies!

It's always a good idea to call ahead to make sure a particular location is offering a deal.

Also, most companies require proof of military service: Military ID Card, VA ID card, uniform, etc.

Here are some Veterans Day discounts and freebies for veterans and active duty service members around West Michigan Nov. 11 via Fox 17:

Applebee’s – Free meal

Bar Louie – Free meal up to $12

Brann’s Steakhouse – Free 6 oz sirloin and two sides

Bob Evans – Free breakfast menu item

Carrabba’s — Free appetizer November 9 through 15.

Chili’s – Free meal from a select menu

Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium hot or iced coffee

Gilmore Collection -- Free meal at any Gilmore collection restaurant (purchase of second entree required)

Golden Corral – Free thank you dinner on Military Appreciation Night (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Great Clips – Free haircuts

IHOP – Free Red, White & Blue pancakes 7a.m. to 7p.m.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee

Little Caesars – Free $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo

McDonald's  -- Free extra value meal

Olive Garden – Free meal from select menu

On the Border -- Free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu”

Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert

Starbucks -- Free tall coffee

TGIFridays -- Free lunch from a select menu 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Uber – Free transportation to jobs, interviews and other employment events

Uccello’s Ristorante – Free express lunch buffet