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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

‘An Amazing, Patriotic Experience’ For Wounded Veteran Families

SELBYVILLE – Thirty-two visiting wounded veteran and their families received a warm welcome from residents last week as their motorcade made its way from Bethany Beach to Selbyville in an annual parade to honor their service and sacrifice.

For miles, residents and visitors along routes 1 and 54 cheered and greeted the families, escorted by motorcycles, Jeeps, police and fire departments, as they made their way to a concert at the Freeman Stage last Friday.

For five years, Operation SEAs the Day, a local nonprofit, has worked with local homeowners and businesses to provide a free, week-long vacation in Bethany Beach for these wounded military veterans and their families.

This year, the 32 families come from several East Coast states from Maine to Georgia. Among the participants are 25 new families, five alumni families and two senior alumni families.


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