Hi Friend -- Here's your June Newsletter for Operation SEAs the Day, our 4th Annual Warrior Beach Week!
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The 4th Annual Warrior Beach Week will take place September 6-11, in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Independence Day is Around the Corner!

The summer sun has finally arrived with July 4 coming fast!!  The 2016 Warrior Families will be arriving on September 6 --- just 64 days from July 4!!!!

The Independence Day festivities kick off at noon with the big parade down and around Bethany Beach. There will be dozens of colorful floats and hundreds of participants from local organizations and businesses. Bands will be playing and we will celebrate our country’s independence in this festive atmosphere.

Operation SEAs the Day will proudly participate with its WARRIOR float as we continue to honor the many brave men and women who have and who continue to serve and sacrifice to preserve our independence. Come early and get a good seat along the parade route.

There will be contests and activities on the beach during the day leading up to the spectacular fireworks at dusk. FUN FOR ALL!!

Our Mission:
To organize and facilitate a beach week event for our wounded soldiers and their families as a means of showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. It is our hope that such a community-based gesture of support will be comforting and help ease their transition back into civilian life.

2016 Official Merchandise

Don’t miss your chance to wear your 2016 OSTD shirts and hats on July 4th!!!!   2016 Operation SEAs the Day official merchandise is on sale at various locations:

  • Sea Colony Beach Shoppe:   The Sea Colony Beach Shoppe located at Sea Colony Marketplace, Rt. 1 near Bethany Beach, DE 2015.
  • Bethany Fine Arts:   located in downtown Bethany Beach at 106 Garfield -- #6
  • Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market (through end of July): behind the Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Bethany
  • WSFS BANK:  at 69 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), Ocean View

Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to support merchandise sales at the Bethany Farmer’s Market on Sundays during the month of July. If you can help on any Sunday, for a two hour shift please go to (The two hour shifts 7:30a.m. – 9:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) If you are available to help for one Sunday one shift or more please let us know. There is a big need to assist in setting up on the 7:30 shift.

And if you have a truck/vehicle to pull the OSTD trailer for the July 4th Parade in Bethany Beach, please let us know. You can send us a note by clicking here.

A Big Shout Out

To all the LOCAL BUSINESSES that have come onboard to support the Wounded Warrior Families and continue to do so over the years.   Everyone look for PROUD SUPPORTER signs of the 4rd Annual Warrior Beach Week in the business’ window throughout the summer.   Thank you to all of these great businesses!!


Thank you for the many beautiful homes for use by the Wounded Warrior families and their caregivers!   Your generosity is the backbone of Operation SEAs The Day and an example of how an American small town has not forgotten what these brave Americans have sacrificed for our peaceful way of life.     Thank you to everyone!

Technical Volunteers

  • A very special THANK YOU to CHRIS DOMINIC and WAYNE TAYLOR who are very generously giving of their technical talents/time to assist OSTD with Data Base development!
  • SARITA WAKEFIELD jumping in and assisting on keeping OSTD Social Media timely and informative!
  • JORDAN KATON who has given so generously of his time and talents over the years on the website, Newsletter, Events Guide as well as numerous requests!
  • JOE MCHUGH – Data input --- your involvement is much appreciated!

Poster Pal Project

We're excited to say that the Poster Pal Project is off to a great start!! As a way to connect families visiting Bethany throughout the summer to Operation SEAs the Day, we'll be setting up poster-making stations at the Bethany Farmer’s Market on Sundays through the end of July where residents and visitors can stop by to decorate their own welcome sign for our warrior VIFs (Very Important Families). 

These signs are used to welcome the Warrior Families as they arrive on September 6th and again at Freeman Stage on the September 10.  Finally, at the Farewell Breakfast, the families can select their favorite poster to take home as a reminder of their time in Bethany Beach. 

Freeman Stage Tickets

Be sure to get your tickets for the Bruce in the USA concert Friday, September 9th beginning at 7 p.m.  Join the Warrior Families in this great USA celebration of music and recognition of the brave American Families visiting Bethany Beach.  Bring your families and join in on this exciting patriotic evening!   For tickets visit

A June 2016 Beach sighting – a beautiful day!!!!!


View pictures from last year and more at our website, click here
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