New England inns salute First Responders – 9-11 free rooms

Berry Manor Inn

Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, Maine - Photo credit: Berry Manor Inn

Americans will never forget Tuesday, September 11, 2001. We watched in horror as two planes, American Airlines flight 11 and United flight 175 hit the World Trade Center towers at 8:46am and 9:02am respectively. And, later in the morning as American Airlines flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. And, later still, as United Airlines Flight 93 crashed due to the heroism of the passengers who overtook their terrorists and brought the plane down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania instead of its intended target the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

As we know, thousands of people were killed, and we, as a nation, are grateful to the first responders, many of whom lost their lives, from all branches of the military, police and fire departments, emergency medical technicians and emergency room staffs. These people came in teams from across the country pouring into each of the sites of destruction to assist in the rescue and then recovery of victims.

To thank first responders who put their lives on the line in their day to day jobs and to quietly pay homage to the 10th anniversary of that fateful day,  several New England inns are offering free room stays on Sunday, September 11th to first responders and one family member. This offer is also extended to surviving family members of first responders who died in the line of duty.

To qualify for these offers all you need do is go to the Distinctive Inns of New England’s Facebook page and the Facebook page for the Berry Manor Inn and “ LIKE” the inns.

Then leave a message or tell your story on each of their walls stating your contact information, why you qualify, who you are, where you work, what you do and where you’re from. After you “LIKE” them on their Facebook pages contact the innkeepers directly via email to make further arrangements.

Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont - Photo courtesy: Rabbit Hill Inn

The Inns
The Captain’s House Inn in Chatham Massachusetts has three rooms to offer to active military, first responders or family members of first responders who died on 9/11. Along with the complimentary room the offer includes all refreshments and a gourmet breakfast. E-mail for more information

The Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford Vermont also extends an offer of three rooms on 9/11 to first responders or family members of first responders who perished in the line of duty. This includes a complimentary one night stay, refreshments, and breakfast. E-mail for more information.

The Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness New Hampshire has two complimentary rooms to give to first responders and a family member the night of 9/11. Included in this are afternoon tea and a gourmet breakfast. E-mail for more information.

The Berry Manor Inn in Rockland Maine salutes first responders with free stays on 9/11 or an alternative date if necessary. This not only includes some of the inn’s homemade pies (baked by the Berry Manor Inn Pie Moms)  but also a gourmet breakfast and a complimentary dinner for two at Café Miranda in Rockland. E-mail for more information.

Thank you to Marti Mayne of  Maynely Marketing for providing this information.

Frances FolsomContributing writer Frances J. Folsom lives and writes in beautiful New England. She has written for many print magazines and has contributed to a range of travel guides. Frances can be reached by e-mail or through her personal blog. She lives in Cambridge Massachusetts.

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