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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 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 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 As always, have a great week.