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May 26th, 2013

Memorial Week-End, Delaware Beaches, Flag for Heroes, Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club, Veteran’s Memorial Wall & Garden, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Sussex County, Happy Memorial Day!, A Day of Remembrance for Those Who Died in Our Nation’s Service


If you happen to be traveling on Kings Highway, whether you were arriving in Lewes on the Cape May -Lewes Ferry or just driving into Lewes as a destination, you probably saw the flags from the highway, on the grounds of Cape Henlopen High School. These are the Flags for Heroes, sponsored by the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club to honor the heroes of the past, the present and future.  Proceeds from each flag will be used to support local youth programs through scholarships and first responders.


The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club was chartered in 1929.

Originalloy, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day.  Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868; first observed on May 30, 1868.  The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873.

Veteran's Memorial Wall in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Veteran's Memorial Wall in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

I think between the barbecues, the shopping sales, and the official opening of many summer resorts, we have forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day.  I don’t remember seeing a Memorial Day Parade in a long time, if ever.  The National Moment of Remembrance resolution was passed on December of 2000 asking that at 3 p.m. local time, all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to Taps”.

Veteran's Memorial Wall & Garden in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Veteran's Memorial Wall & Garden in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

When you arrive in Rehoboth Beach, you will find the Roundabout on Rehoboth Avenue.  This is the gateway to the city.  Looking east towards the ocean is a replica of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse.


Continue east towards the end of Rehoboth Avenue and right by the Bandstand you will find the Veteran’s Memorial Wall & Garden.  The flowers planted change with the season.


And, on Memorial Day those flags will be at half mast, honoring and paying respect to those who have given so much for this country.  If you are in Rehoboth Beach, just stop by and have a moment of reflection.


Have a nice day!

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