A flag honoring veterans flies proudly aboard a US naval ship

Honoring Veterans

November 11, 2016

Gathered Around the Table for Breakfast On this Veterans Day, thank you to all US veterans and current military personnel. White Swan Inn B&B is proud to have hosted three rooms on November 10 as part of the national Thank You Veterans program. What started in 2009 by the Gillum House Bed and Breakfast in Shinnstown, WV and the West Virginia Association of Bed and Breakfasts as a way to thank and honor veterans, grew to nearly 900 B&Bs and Inns around the country in 2010. The Thank You Veterans program hopefully will continue to grow in subsequent years. At White Swan Inn, our guests included a Vietnam Marine Corps veteran, a 20 year career Navy vet and a young woman whose husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan. Jeff and Nancy from Paw Paw commented at breakfast what a difference there is currently on how vets are recognized and how returning vets were treated during the Vietnam era. Harry and Pam from Holton traveled around the world during his enlistment in the Navy. And Fallon, along with her mother Charlene, from California along with her one-year old son is currently staying with her family in Owosso while her Marine Corps husband is serving in Afghanistan. Since breakfast is half the equation of a B&B, breakfast this Veterans Day morning included fresh strawberries and pineapple topped with lemon yogurt, a baked farmhouse omelet and an upside-down blueberry coffee cake capped off with lots of great conversation around the table. The perfect way to begin the day! Our first-time B&B guests commented on how relaxed they felt and truly enjoyed the night away. White Swan Inn will definitely be part of the 2011 Thank You Veterans program.