This weekend Veterans can receive special treatment from stores

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - If you're a veteran and looking to save some money, then there are plenty of local establishments that can help.

SportsClips is offering free haircuts to all veterans and active military personnel on Saturday and Sunday.  It's a token of appreciation for all those that serve our country with honor.

"They will be getting a free haircut with a MVP upgrade. The MVP comes with a haircut, a hot steam towel, messaging shampoo and a neck and shoulder message," said Sheri Sherman, SportsClips manager.

The free haircuts are nice, but it's not the only way SportsClips is giving back to the military.

"This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, we will be donating a dollar of every haircut to our cause, VFW, Operation Uplink," said Sanford.

Operation uplink, is a program that pays for phone calls that active military members make back home to their families. Over the last 5 years, SportsClips has donated over 1.8 million phone calls to the program.

This weekend, the city of Nacogdoches will be honoring veterans with a parade and a free meal for them and their families at Hotel Fredonia.

"We've done it every year and it's our way of saying thank you," said Susan Reents, owner of Hotel Fredonia.

Several restaurants are serving up awesome deals for veterans.

Applebee's Restaurant will be offering a free signature entrée on Sunday.  The restaurant's goal is to serve 1 million meals across the nation.

Olive Garden will also offer a free entree.

If, fish is your main dish head over to Red Lobster where you can get a free appetizer.

Veterans wanting to watch football on Sunday and enjoy a free meal can stop by Wing Stop and receive two free gliders.

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