Veterans Day 2018
Written by Dolsee Davenport
November 6, 2018


24th Annual Student Run Veterans Day Program

Custer City, SD, October 23, 2018– At 2 p.m. Monday, November 12th, the Custer School District will present an hour-long Veterans Day program in the Custer City Armory. For 24 years the program has been sponsored by the American Legion and completely run by students to honor area veterans. It consists of Civil Air Patrol flag posting, patriotic music performed by all classes, the band and the choir, POW/MIA ceremony, a guest speaker, remembrance of veterans deceased over the past year, individual recognition of each veteran in attendance by Custer Cub Scouts and the 6th Grade Class, and Civil Air Patrol flag retirement. This year’s guest speaker will be Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.

This is a large community event involving the entire school district. It shows small town America at its patriotic best. Because it is being conducted this year 1 day following Veterans Day (due to the 4-day school week), it offers all a great opportunity to extend their Veterans Day activities.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mark A. Mills at 605.673.3414 or email at

2018 Veterans Day Military/Veterans Discounts
Roost Resort offers a 15% discount to all current and past military personnel.

Black Hills Parks & Forests Association offers a 10% on merchandise at Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, and the Black Hills National Forest to Veterans who show ID.

Custer State Park Resorts offers a 10% discount on all lodges all season to Veterans who show ID.

Custer Chamber offers a 10% discount on merchandise to all military members who show ID.

Save 20% when you stay at the Super 8 by Wyndham in Custer and earn 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points. Book by December 10, 2018 and complete your stay by December 11, 2018.


Restaurant Specials
Applebee's -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11.

Famous Dave's -- On November 11 and 12, former and current military personnel will receive a free 2 Meat Salute.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on November 11 and 12.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

Retail Offerings
Great Clips – On November 11, veterans and current military members can visit a Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

Travel and Recreation
National Parks -- On November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.

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