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As part of a long-standing tradition of honoring U.S. military men and women, the Ilitch companies are planning special offers and events this Veteran’s Day both nationally and in our hometown of Detroit.

Little Caesars Honors Military Members on Veteran’s Day and Year-round

At participating Little Caesars stores nationwide, all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military can receive a free HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo this Veterans Day. On Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive their free Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

“All of us at Little Caesars are thankful to all of our veterans and members of the military for their service,” said Little Caesars President and CEO, David Scrivano. “In addition to complimentary lunch on Veterans Day, our family-owned company remains committed to supporting these heroes every day with programs like the Little Caesars Veterans Program.”

The Little Caesars Veterans Program, now in its 15th year, provides honorably discharged veterans and Gold Star families financial incentives to open a Little Caesars franchise of their own. Under the Veterans Program, honorably discharged veterans and Gold Star families receive benefits when opening a franchise store, including a franchise fee discount, equipment and supply discounts, financing assistance, as well as advertising and publicity support, among others. Today, there are hundreds of veteran-owned Little Caesars stores across the country.

Detroit Red Wings and Kroger Celebrate Local Heroes

The Detroit Red Wings will celebrate local United States armed services veterans for their service before and during the game against the Washington Capitals at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, Nov. 11 for Military Appreciation Night, Presented by Kroger.

More than a dozen veterans representing the Motor City Veterans Hockey Association will attend Thursday’s game and sell 50/50 raffle tickets for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the MCVHA. A special group package for Thursday’s game, including a discounted ticket, limited-edition “Salute to Service” cap and a donation to the MCVHA, remains available.

Fans will also have an opportunity to participate in an online auction that features camouflage jerseys and camouflage-taped sticks used by Red Wings players during warm-ups, in addition to Military Appreciation Night pucks. The items will be auctioned off at DetroitRedWings.com/Auction until Thursday, Nov. 18 at noon, with proceeds also benefiting the MCVHA.

“In addition to expressing gratitude for local service members during every Red Wings home game at Little Caesars Arena, Military Appreciation Night serves as an immensely special date on the team’s calendar each season,” said Kevin Brown, Director of Community Impact for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. “This Veterans Day, we are once again joining together with Kroger for Military Appreciation Night – encouraging Red Wings fans in the arena and at home to share their support for our nation’s heroes.”