Annual chamber event celebrates veterans, first responders, active military, police, fire
The Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol Unit always draws a crowd. Sgt. Alison Meadows, left, and Sgt. Tonya Widdoes let curious kids pet their horses. CHRIS FLOOD PHOTOS
September 8, 2021
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Beach Goes Red, White & Blue celebration around the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Sept. 4. The event is a salute to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, active military and veterans.
Led by lead vocalist Frank Nanna, the WWIIunes (pronounced World War Tunes) performed a selection of vintage World War II songs at the Bandstand. Other band members include Dave Delfonzo on saxophone and clarinet, Carole Wolek on accordion, Lenny Wolek on banjo and Lee Knier on trombone.
Carrying a towel on his shoulders and three pinwheels, Erik Medrano of Virginia is on dad duty.
The Harrington Police Department’s SUV gets the award for most patriotic vehicle in attendance.
Rehoboth Police Chief Keith Banks swears in a few junior department members while Patrolman Nicolas Aungst hands out badges.
MIlford Police Officer John Badger is ready to catch the battering ram just in case Naim Joshua of New Jersey can’t pick it up like he told his brother he could.
The Fort Miles Historical Association’s 261st Coast Artillery was on hand with examples of its antique weaponry and vehicles.
On a day celebrating veterans, this is a veteran seat-saving-move at the Bandstand.
Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chuck Snyder takes a picture of his members in attendance – Ryan Peters, Amanda Peters, Zoe Peters and Lenny Marsch.
The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department set up the boom across Rehoboth Avenue.
Catherine Flaherty, owner of Copy Cat paint parties, applies the finishing touches to 3-year-old Elise Tuske of Lewes.
Sussex County EMS Director Robbie Murray shows youngster AJ the correct hand form for performing CPR.
Delmarva Search & Rescue Group’s Paul Hammon gets a loving knee rub from 8-year-old search dog Mallie.
Rehoboth Beach VFW Auxiliary 7447 members were on hand doing a poppy drive. Picture are (l-r) VFW member Bob Taney, Elena Taney, Chris Crawford, Pat Collas and Auxiliary President Buttercup ‘That’s my real name’ Baker.