FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2015
2nd Annual Tybee Salutes Heroes
to Honor Military Families November 13-15
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, a quaint beach town located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah, and the American Legion Tybee Post #154 will host its 2nd Annual Tybee Salutes Heroes event the weekend following Veterans Day, November 13-15, 2015.
Active and former military personnel are invited to bring their families to Tybee for a weekend of quality time together at the beach. Weekend highlights include family-friendly events at the American Legion and the Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade.
The Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 14 at the intersection of Butler Avenue and 14th Street and will travel north to Memorial Park (5th Street and Butler Avenue). Event organizers encourage visitors and the community to come out for the parade and show their support for our military. Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park. From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. that evening, a Military Family Celebration will be held at the American Legion Tybee Post #154, complete with children’s games, a pot-luck and a cash bar.
Various Tybee accommodations are offering special rates for the weekend. In addition to accommodations, several island restaurants, shops and attractions are also offering special discounts for military families. Simply ask for the “Military Discount” when shopping.
Organizers for the event hope to double the number of families from last year who were selected to stay on the island at no cost. For last year’s inaugural event, rental costs for 50 Tybee Island beach houses, cottages and condos were waived for those selected at participating lodging providers.
“We are so happy and excited for the active and former military personnel and their families to be here on Tybee,” said Tybee Salutes Heroes Co-Chair Sharon Shaver. “Our goal is to honor them and show Tybee’s continued support for our troops, past and present.”
Individuals and families interested in staying on Tybee Island during Tybee Salutes Heroes 2015 need to fill out the entry form at Click Here. The deadline to enter is October 16 at 5 p.m.
Individuals and organizations interested in taking part in the Tybee Salutes Heroes 2015 Parade may find the application online at Click Here. Applications can be mailed to the address provided on the application or emailed to [email protected]. The deadline to submit the parade application is October 30.
Special Weekend Events:
Friday, November 13:
Families will receive a welcome bag donated by Visit Tybee filled with coupons, discounts and gifts from local businesses. There will also be updated details on weekend activities.
– Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade on Butler Avenue beginning at 1 p.m.
*Parade proudly sponsored by The City of Tybee Island.
– Special ceremony at Memorial Park
– Military Family Celebration at American Legion Tybee Post #154 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15:
Rest and relaxation on Tybee Island.
Monday, November 16:
Check-out by 10 a.m. (may vary by individual vacation rental company).
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND AMERICAN LEGION:
The Tybee Island American Legion Post #154 has conceived and implemented hundreds of programs for veterans, their families, young people and the Tybee Island community and is a 501 (c)19 veterans organization. Location: 10 Veterans Drive, Tybee Island.
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:
Tybee Island, Ga. is a quirky Southern beach town located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. This family-friendly destination offers five miles of sandy beaches, a picture-perfect fishing pier, historic attractions, including Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Island Light Station, locally caught seafood, year round festivals and events, and a quintessential, coastal laid-back atmosphere. For more information on Tybee Island, visit www.VisitTybee.com online or call 912.786.5444.
Susan Hancock or Kara Ford
Abshire Public Relations
912.844.9549 / 912.656.2126