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Hi Friend -- Here's your July Newsletter for Operation SEAs the Day, our 5th Annual Warrior Beach Week!
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The 5th Annual Warrior Beach Week will take place September 5-10, in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Only 5 weeks until 2017 Very Important Families arrive!!!

Another very special year is right around the corner!  It is an HONOR and VERY EXCITING to have the Wounded Warrior Families visiting the Bethany Beach community!! Final Planning is underway for 5th YEAR!

On July 4, 2017, the Operation SEAs the Day team pulled together a patriotic float decorating a BLUE truck with American Flags, red white and blue decals and proudly showing the Operation SEAs The Day logo!!! What a SURPRISE -- - our Operation SEAs The Day float and accompanying team won the 2nd Place prize!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the OSTD team!

*** OSTD – BEST OF DELAWARE! ***
What an HONOR for Operation SEAS the Day (OSTD) to be selected as Best of Delaware in the July 2017 issue of the Delaware Today magazine. Pick up a copy to see the article or click here to view the article online. 

As the OSTD Event Guide says – “Thank You Thank You Thank You to the increasing number of year-rounders, summer people, businesses, civic and veterans’ clubs, faith-based groups, and all that join the Operation SEAs The Day Team every year. The VIF’s tell us they have never met such a generous and warm-hearted community. They love the personal touch each of you provide.”

2017 Official Merchandise

2017 Operation SEAs the Day official merchandise on sale at two locations:

  • Sea Colony Beach Shoppe: The Sea Colony Beach Shoppe located at Sea Colony Marketplace, Rt. 1 near Bethany Beach, DE 2015.
  • A new 2017 location ON THE BETHANY BOARDWALK at The Water Lili shop!!

2017 merchandise include hoody sweatshirts, black sweat pants as well as short sleeve T-shirts with a red, white, and blue 5th year OSTD logo!

Poster Pal Program

We are having fun at the Bethany Beach Library making posters Welcoming and Thanking the Very Important Families (VIFs). All posters used to line the street as the Warrior families arrive, again at the 9/8 concert, and at the Farewell Brunch. VIFs can select their favorite poster or posters to take home with them.

One more Tuesday left to join the team and make posters on 8/1, from 10 AM – 2:00 PM. Bring your family and friends to the Bethany Beach Library at 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach.

Get Involved!

During 2017 Warrior Family Beach Week, Bethany Beach will host 32 VIFs (Very Important Families). Residents and visitors can continue to show our most deserving fellow Americans, that Bethany Beach is a community that cares. Here are a few ways:
  • 9/8 Friday, 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. – LINE THE STREETS for a HEROES WELCOME HOME -- Be part of the community’s opportunity to HONOR, THANK, AND SUPPORT the VERY IMPORTANT FAMILIES (VIFs) of Operation SEAs The Day -- - LINE THE STREETS! If you haven't yet witnessed this event, you don't want to miss it!  Local Communities will line the streets to cheer and recognize the Wounded Warrior families as a motorcade leaves Sea Colony Marketplace, Route 1 through South Bethany and onto Route 54 (Fenwick) towards Selbyville into Freeman Stage at Bayside on 9/8. Buses carrying Warrior families will leave Sea Colony Marketplace 5:00 p.m. and arrive at Bayside 5:15 p.m. Bring your family and friends -- - wear Red, White, and Blue -- -- wave an American flag. Or come to Freeman Stage at Bayside and help us HONOR AND THANK these brave men and woman with a HEROES WELCOME HOME they deserve as they arrive at 5:15!
  • 9/8 Friday, 7:00 p.m.Bruce In The USA concert live at FREEMAN STAGE at BAYSIDE – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Purchase your ticket for this patriotic concert for the OSTD Wounded Warrior families on 9/8. It will be a very special evening as we celebrate 5 years for OSTD. Go to www.freemanstage.org or click here for additional information and to get your tickets before they sell out!
  • Support local Businesses - The business community have risen to the occasion -- 100 businesses contributing to assure a great week for our honored heroes and the families. Patronize the businesses with 5th Annual -- PROUD SUPPORTER OF OPERATION SEAS THE DAY signs in the windows. OSTD would like to recognize those businesses who have opted to show their support for Warrior Family Beach Week. As the summer progresses so does our list! Please take the time to recognize-patronize and thank these businesses. 
  • 9/9 Saturday, from 11AM - 1:00 PM – Cripple Creek Classic Car Show – Free entry to all -- If you like cars, you don’t want to miss the Third annual Cripple Creek Classic Car Show. Proceeds will benefit Operation SEAs The Day. Award Ceremony includes Veteran’s Best Pick in show! Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club, 29494 Cripple Creek Drive in Dagsboro, DE.

Memories

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