The Freeman Stage to host Hero’s Welcome Sept 5

Public encouraged to take part in Operation SEAs the Day event
August 28, 2014

The Freeman Stage will host a Hero’s Welcome parade Friday, Sept. 5, as part of the 2014 Operation SEAs the Day Warrior Beach Week. Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week event for military veterans and their families who are recovering from injuries sustained while serving this country. The 2014 beach week will be held Sept. 2­-7 in Bethany Beach. For more information, go to

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“We are so proud to partner with Operation SEAs the Day for this event as a way to honor our wounded warriors,” says Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “We hope that this small gesture by the community will show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our country.”

The Hero’s Welcome will take place on Americana Parkway, leading up to the Sales & Information Center in the Bayside community. Bayside is in Selbyville, just four miles west of Fenwick Island at the intersection of Route 54 and Route 20. Participants should arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. and are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue and cheer for the veterans as they enter the community.

The veterans and their families will later attend a Bruce in the USA concert at The Freeman Stage at 7 p.m. That concert is also open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for $25 each, either at or at the box office. Children 18 and under may attend the show free.

The Freeman Stage is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which partners to present memorable performances and provide inspired arts education for all. Future events include an Arts & Jazz Festival Sept. 13, Parallel Exit Nov. 14, and Washington National Opera's Domingo ­Cafritz Young Artist Program Dec. 5.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about The Freeman Stage, call 302-436-3015 or go to