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Veterans Day 2023 - Events in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area to Honor Veterans on 11/11/2023

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

2023 Veterans Day | Nisswa, MN

On this Veterans Day, we take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to the brave individuals who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect our nation. We pay tribute to the unwavering commitment, sacrifice, and courage of our veterans, whose selfless acts of heroism have safeguarded the freedoms we hold dear.

To all the veterans, past and present, we salute you for your courage and resilience in the face of adversity. Your dedication and sacrifice will forever be etched in the annals of our history. Your service has shaped the world we live in today, reminding us that freedom comes at a cost, often paid by the brave men and women who have answered the call to serve.

Let us not only reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans today but also extend our support and gratitude every day. May we continue to uphold the values they have fought for and strive to create the world they envisioned - a world of peace, liberty, and equality.

To all our veterans, we thank you for your service and your unwavering commitment to our country. Your courage inspires us, and your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Below is a list of Veterans Day events, deals, and discounts for veterans and service members in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area. We will continue to update the list as we find more events. If you have an event, discount, or deal to submit, please email us at


Friday, November 10, 2023:

  • Details: American Legion Post 500 Color Guard, music performed by the students & staff, local veteran as keynote speaker, and retiring of the colors.

  • Details: The program includes performances by the school's talented choir, band, and orchestra. Colonel Charles “Chip” Rangen, a combat veteran, will be the keynote speaker. Ten Quilts of Honor will be presented to WWII and Korean War Veterans.

  • Details: The program will be held at the PLHS Athletic Center and is open to the public.

  • Details: Marines receive a free pint.

Saturday, November 11, 2023, Veterans Day:

  • Details: 8:00 AM - Flag lowering to Half Staff, 11:30 AM - Flag raising to Full Staff, 12:00 PM - Quilts of Honor & Presentation in Back Hall.

  • Veterans can enjoy a free bowl of chili all day long. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Details: The Nisswa American Legion Auxiliary members are hosting a free buffet style breakfast for veterans and their family members.

  • Details: Location - At KIA memorial weather permitting or Legion for indoor ceremony. Lunch to follow by S.A.L.

  • Details: Veterans with a military ID can enjoy a free broasted chicken and salad bar from 11am-1pm. Additionally, there's a free 16-ounce Budweiser with a membership card from 12pm-5pm.

  • Details: On Saturday, November 11th, at approximately 11:11 AM, the Brainerd Honor Guard will conduct a brief ceremony followed by a 21 Gun Salute at the All-Veterans Memorial, located outside the Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse.

  • Veterans can choose any burger or sandwich on the menu with a side of fries or tots.

  • Details: Active and retired veterans receive a free pint.

  • Food Specials: $11.11 meals & $3.00 Tap Beers

Big Axe Brewing Company | Nisswa | All Day

  • Details: A free beer and Cheeseburger for all Veterans

  • $10 per person spaghetti dinner

  • Luminary service at 5:30 PM, Quilts of valor presentation, and a silent auction.

Veterans Eat Free with 3 Cheers Hospitality | All Day

  • Details: Dine in on Saturday, Veterans will receive a free meal

  • Details: Frist drink is free for Veterans

Mission Tavern | All Day

  • Details: Veterans receive a free meal when they dine in on 11/11/2023

B Merri | Lunch Menu | All Day

  • All veterans can enjoy a FREE meal off of their lunch menu at b merri all day long.

Dunmire's | All Day

  • Details: Veterans receive 25% off any meal choice.

  • Locations: Dunmire’s Bar & Grill | Dunmire’s On The Lakes

  • Veterans and current Military personnel receive a free pint

Sheerwod North | All Day

  • Veterans receive 20% off

Ernie's on Gull | All Day

  • Veterans can receive a free burger or sandwich

  • Veterans have a choose of anything from a sandwich, burger, taco, or appetizer menu.

Sunday, November 12, 2023:

  • Details: All veterans will receive a free Bar-Roasted chicken dinner and cocktail. Reservations are recommended.

Local Deals:

  • Details: All Veterans will receive a fresh brew 11/10/2023

Life is Good Lodge | Brainerd, MN

  • Details: For those who served - 25% off your nightly rate! Discount code valid: 11/1/2023 - 11/12/23 on our direct booking website for stays between 11/10/23 - 2/29/24. Please visit (Use code: VD23)

  • November 10th & 11th Veterans, military personnel, and their families receive a 10% military discount on storewide purchases.

  • November 10th & 11th Veterans, military personnel, and their families receive a 10% military discount on storewide purchases.

  • Veterans and active service members will receive 11% off their entire order at every Cub store on 11/11/2023. Just mention to the cashier that you are a Veteran or active service member. Happy Veteran's Day!

Spirits of Nisswa | Nisswa, MN

  • Veterans and active military get 20% off all regular priced items on Nov 11, 2023. Valid Military ID required.


The American Legion presents its annual list of Veterans Day deals and discounts for veterans. For more details, please visit the following link: 2023 Veterans Day.

List of Local American Legions & VFWs:

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