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October 30, 2013
Deployed veterans

Consider this posting a salute to the fighting men and woman of the United States military. With the annual Veterans Day holiday coming Nov. 11, the time is right to draw attention to our latest special, the Deployed Veterans Special.

As a small token of appreciation for the soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed at military bases and war zones around the world, we invite them to enjoy a complimentary night’s stay in a Deluxe King room. To make a one-time reservation, military personnel simply need to call the Front Desk Associate and ask for the Deployment Special.  When checking in, show a copy of your 2012-13 deployment orders and enjoy your stay at The Rose Hotel.

Call 925-846-8802 for reservations.

We also invite all of our guests and friends to check out our blog post from Veterans Day 2012, titled Eight ways to celebrate Veterans Day. Just click here. Listed there are some terrific ways for you and your friends and family to honor America’s military veterans on a national holiday designed to celebrate their service to our country. Not to be confused with Memorial Day — a holiday when we remember and honor military men and women who died while serving — Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world. They mark the anniversary of the end of World War I, which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

It was U.S. President Woodrow Wilson who first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In announcing the holiday, Wilson is quoting as having said: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Our former President said it well. That gratitude he refers to still resonates around the country and right here at The Rose Hotel. Again, we salute our deployed veterans, and we look forward to hosting you.