Aug 302013

This coming week, a host of local homeowners in the Bethany Beach area will be donating their homes to families of wounded soldiers from all over the country as part of a new program called SEAs the Day.

The Coastal Point has published an article which says that the program will host 25 families this coming Tuesday, September 3 until Sunday, September 8 and is likely to continue next year.

From the article:

“Each military family will arrive to find a gift basket loaded with gift certificates and goodies designed to make their stay even more comfortable. Local businesses have donated everything from meal vouchers and spa services to golfing and kayaking.

“The community has just opened their hearts to this, and we’re just very thrilled with that response,” said Katon. “I knew this was a nice thing that we had, but when you hear how anxious some of the families are to get away and have this kind of vacation, it’s very heartwarming.”

Families are coming from all parts of the country and on the recommendation of several organizations, such as the military medical facilities at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Bethesda, Md., as well as the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.”

To read more about this program, including how it began, visit


  One Response to “Operation SEAs The Day brings veterans to Delaware Beaches”

  1. This is a wonderful event. Thank you to all the merchants and residents of Bethany Beach and the surrounding area for their support. We thank our Veterans and hope they will have a great week in the Quiet Resort. I only found out about the event on Sunday night when I read it on Coastal Point. I wish the Wave would of put something about the event on their front page of Tuesday’s edition.

    I am the director for A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter I. We welcome our military at airports….we want to make sure every military member gets the welcome they deserve. Please see our facebook page A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter and our national organization We are looking for volunteers to help us welcome military members home.

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