FOLLOWUP: Veteran Couple Gets Free, Royal Treatment In Burien

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As we reported earlier this week, Burien’s Eagle’s View Bed and Breakfast participated in the international ‘B&B’s for Vets’ program by allowing a veteran couple a night’s stay for free.

Brian & Teri Barnes, proprietors of Eagle’s View, comped the free night to a couple named Mark and Denise; Mark currently serves, and has done three tours in Iraq. They’ve got three little kids so this was a great escape for them.

Along with the free night at the B&B, several other local businesses donated items; here’s an email we received from Brian with full details:

Here are some pictures of the Veterans that stayed here last night. They said they loved the food and hospitality at The House Restaurant and felt right at home with Stephanie and Will, owners.

They enjoyed their free drinks that Dan Davis provided at the Side Street Kitchen, even though only one of them drank as the other was the designated driver.

Peter Mort of All Sound Realty personally came over this morning during breakfast and presented flowers to Mark and Denise and said he was happy to support the Veterans, as he had a lot of friends lost during the Vietman War.

We served up Cheese Blintz with a little American Flag, crispy bacon, fruit plate, coffee, and muffins for breakfast.

Mark has been in the service for nine years and has spent three tours in Iraq, each of them for about a year in duration. He and Denise have three little kids.

They are off to the Serenza Salon and Spa (formerly Market Place) where they are getting their massages, pedicures and nails done. Denise is also getting a style and shampoo.

After that they will be off to Goodie Gum Drops for their gift certificate for toys, then it’s off to a free lunch at B-Town Burgers, all provided by owner Colleen Nelson.

For more information on the B&B’s for Vets program, go to the website:

Along with saluting all our Veterans, we here at The B-Town Blog would also like to tip our hat to all the generous local businessfolks who helped make one Vet couple a bit happier on this special day.

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2 Responses to “FOLLOWUP: Veteran Couple Gets Free, Royal Treatment In Burien”
  1. John Elliott says:

    Wow, how cool is that. I’m glad Mark and Denise had a great time. As a vet myself this was a really nice thing to do for someone who is serving this country.

  2. venessa stiffarm says:

    It always warms my heart to hear of businesses doing a little something special for our military men and women.

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