With Veterans Day fast approaching the community, schools and businesses are giving back to those men and women who have served.

Starting Thursday, Nov. 10 veterans and the community is invited to a Community Veteran Dinner at the KC Hall starting at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 11, Gutierrez Law Firm will host a Veteran Appreciation Breakfast at the Taqueria El Jalisience from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m.

The International House of Pancakes in Alice will be providing veterans with pancakes through Friday. A military ID is required.

Noonan Elementary will have a Veterans Lunch at 11:30 a.m. for veterans and active military members.

All Little Caesars will provide one free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo offered to all veterans and active duty military members all day Friday. No ID required. Locations include:

11262 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi 1142 East Main, Alice 5717 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi 1220 Airline Road Ste 290, Corpus Christi 4208 Ayers, Corpus Christi 3301 Baldwin Road, Corpus Christi 10529 South Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi 3801 Saratoga Blvd. #101, Corpus Christi 2744 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi 1007 East General Cavazos #101, Kingsville 224 East Main, Robstown At 4 p.m. on Friday the City of Alice will host a Meet the Heroes night at the Veterans Park.

Saturday, Nov. 12 the community is invited to attend the Veterans Ball at the VFW beginning at 6 p.m. Semi floral attire is required, no jeans. For tickets call 361-668-5715 or 361-562-3497.