Inspired by, designed for and dedicated to the men and women who have served or are serving in Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Military, and related agencies.
Code Gratitude is your destination for incentives and deals from dozens of generous Maine businesses, to read stories about people and topics related to your respective professions and perhaps most importantly, Code Gratitude is a place you will always be welcomed and appreciated.
I can’t say I know what it’s like to do your jobs, but I know enough to understand they are not easy, that you see things most people could never imagine, or want to. That there are long days and nights, where weekends and holidays can take a back seat to time spent with family and friends. A day at “the office” can be exciting, humorous, frustrating and dangerous.
It’s a job no one does for the paycheck or the intermittent admiration. In fact accolades, while appreciated, make most of you uncomfortable.
These jobs are a calling. A deep desire to protect those in your communities and country, regardless of the cost.
I admire all of you, as does every Maine business on Code Gratitude.
Please know this website is not charity, it’s a nod of appreciation from businesses, a heartfelt thank you for serving so selflessly.
It’s important to point out that in my research for this new venture I came across a couple of instances where businesses who offer military and/or first responder discounts were berated for not extending those discounts to family members. While some businesses in Maine may choose to offer discounts to a protector’s family, I know we’re better than chastising those who don’t.
I’m really excited about Code Gratitude and I hope you are too! I encourage you to explore the site, then take full advantage of the discounts that were customized just for you, from businesses who truly value and support your service and sacrifice.
Lets show them just how loyal our family of protectors can be.
While Code Gratitude is focusing on businesses in Maine to start, my goal is to expand Code Gratitude to protectors in other states in the future. Of course, any protector visiting the state of Maine is welcome to take advantage of the incentives being offered by Code Gratitude businesses.
I promise to keep you updated when new businesses sign up and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
My deepest gratitude,