Joplin restaurants also offered free meals for veterans. Applebee's and Olive Garden have the all day special. Red Lobster offered free appetizers for veterans.
Veteran Trever Kelly served with the National Guard for six years he and his wife Melanie have gone to Olive Garden for the past few years and say they're grateful for the offer.
"I think it's great, it shows their appreciation for what he did and the time he spent, I think it's a great deal, it's very very nice" says Melanie Kelly.
For those of you that missed out today, Golden Corral is offering free meals for veterans tomorrow starting 4 PM-.