Maine Bed and Breakfast Honors Veterans

bush monument in kennebunkport maine
This statue honors the military service of George H.W. Bush.

Many people are looking forward to celebrating Veteran’s Day tomorrow, and while it’s easy to forget the reason why we have an extra day off from work or school, our Maine bed and breakfast is taking the opportunity to honor our nation’s veterans.  Unlike Memorial Day, which honors fallen veterans, most communities don’t celebrate with a parade or armed salute in a local cemetery, so we can sometimes forget what this holiday is all about.  We’re expressing our gratitude for those who have served our country by offering select rooms to active and retired members of the US military at no charge.  This is our fourth year participating in the BnBs for Vets program, and we’re really excited to welcome these national heroes to our Maine bed and breakfast tomorrow!  Last year, I took a walk our to the Bush family compound along Parson’s Way, heading out from the Maine Stay Inn along Ocean Avenue.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and I hope that tomorrow is just as beautiful.  I rounded the corner by St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, just to glimpse an American flag flying over the Atlantic in a cloudless sky.   flagpole flying in the essentially cloudless sky. Just about two miles from my start at our Maine Bed and Breakfast, I reached a scenic precipice overlooking the Bush Compound, where a monument honors George H.W. Bush’s military service.  Not only that, it honors the service of all veterans, and how better to celebrate Veteran’s Day than by stumbling upon this?  It was so serendipitous, but I certainly plan on doing the same this year.  Needless to say, Veterans Day 2012 was a great one in Kennebunkport Maine, and I am hoping tomorrow is just as great – no matter where or how you celebrate!

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