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Veterans Notes

Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who have served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who've served in the military on Thursday, Nov. 10.

While hundreds of inns and B&Bs have signed on to provide rooms, they will be reserved quickly, so review the list at www.betterwaytostay.com/current-promotions/bbs-for-vets for innkeepers in the U.S. who are participating in the program and reserve your room while space is available. For a complete list of Canadian inns and B&Bs participating in the B&Bs for Vets program, refer to the B&Bs for Vets page www.bbcanada.com/bbforvets and search by province. From the entire B&B industry, thank you to all those who are presently serving or have served to protect our freedom.

Regarding reservations:

• Vets should contact the inns and B&Bs directly to reserve a room.

• Rooms are complimentary for Thursday, Nov. 10 for vets and one guest.

• Proof of veteran status may be requested.

• No fees will be charged for a reserved one-night veteran's stay but a credit card may be required to book your stay. Credit card or cash may be accepted for add-ons and additional nights. While policies vary from inn to inn, the full rate may be charged if the complimentary room night is not occupied or not canceled in a timely manner according to the inn's standard reservation practices or cancellation period set for this special event.

Be considerate if your plans change; most inns will have a waiting list for their complimentary rooms, and a proper cancellation will always be filled with a fellow deserving vet.

Please see your local county veterans service officer if you have any questions. You can contact your local VSO at (218) 631-7617 or by e-mail at david.anderson@co.wadena.mn.us. As always, have a great week.

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