Special Events - Stars & Stripes Festival
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival 2015
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STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL
Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Vietnam War Theme
May 23—25, 2015
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival Update (Story by Stephanie Zanelotti, CBSSF Co-Chair)
Planning for the fourth annual Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival is well underway. This year’s theme, is Korea, the Forgotten War. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953.
We have planned many great events from our Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park through to the American Legion’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2015. Sunday, May 24 is our Sunday Family Fun Day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kellam's Field with educational and fun games and activities for all ages, picnic lunch, freebies, nonprofit vendors, Superheroes of Southern Maryland and other surprises while topping off the day with music from the era of the Korean War from The Fabulous Hubcaps.
Mark your calendars to include the Stars and Stripes Festival in your Memorial Day plans. This will be a great opportunity to Honor Our Fallen Heroes, from not only the Korean War but all wars. The Festival is striving to bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day, to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the people of this great Nation.
Volunteers and non-profit vendors who provide services to our military personnel and their families are needed for our non-profit tent on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Also needed are volunteers to assist with handing out programs and flags at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, May 23, setting up and assisting with Sunday, May 24 activities as well as clean up after the Festival.
To volunteer yourself or your non-profit organization, please contact Festival Co-Chair Stephanie Zanelotti at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please join us at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Monday, May 25 for the American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. as well as the National Moment of Silence at 3:00 p.m.
The National Moment of Silence, Honoring our Fallen Heroes, gives you and your family a chance to honor in your own special way wherever you may be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday.
For further information, feel free to contact Stephanie Zanelotti at email@example.com or Connie O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to seeing you all this Memorial Day weekend.
God Bless our active military, veterans and fallen heroes alike. They all serve to give us our freedom and place their lives on the line to keep this the greatest nation in the world.
For additional information contact Stephanie Zanelotti
at email@example.com or call 301-752-0445
All events (unless otherwise stated) are free. Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated to ensure future Festivals to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor our fallen heroes.
Stars & Stripes Fifth Grade Artwork 2013 (slideshow) -- click here
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