Veterans Day is traditionally held on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour. On Monday, November 11 at 11:00 AM the Jonesville American Legion Post will host a program in honor of veterans of foreign wars. It usually starts with a parade through downtown Jonesville Michigan followed by speeches at the Freedom Memorial, the middle school gymnasium, or the G.A.R. Memorial. The Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville is giving away rooms on Sunday November 10 so that veterans can be in town to participate in the morning activities. The free room program is open to veterans or current active duty soldiers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines.
This is how the giveaway will work: Starting this week, we will post a notice on the Munro House facebook page and google+ page to announce that a free room is available. Then, the first veteran to call can claim the free room. As proof of service, we ask that you send us an email of the veteran in uniform (firstname.lastname@example.org) that we will use on this blog and on the Munro House website. We will take a $30 deposit to guarantee the room. Upon arrival, we will give you a $30 gift card for dinner at Saucy Dog–my favorite restaurant located just 2 blocks away–so it costs you nothing to stay with us.
We will give away rooms at random intervals until they are all taken. Then, guests will come to Jonesville on Sunday night to gather at the Munro House. We will send everyone downtown to dinner at Saucy Dog. Our parlor will be available to mingle until it’s time to retire. Then, we will make a big breakfast for everyone before sending them off to enjoy the parade–just a block away–and the program–about a mile away.
In years past, the free rooms have been taken as soon as 5 minutes after posting and as late as 6 hours after posting. You don’t have to hang out at these social media outlets to win. Just check them regularly, wait for the posting, and hope you are the first to respond. The odds are good for the vigilant. A notice will be posted as soon as the room is claimed. Another free room will be released at random until our house is full.
“Life is good in Jonesville”