Veterans weekend underway

While towns across Delmarva will be celebrating veterans on Veterans Day, Rehoboth Beach passed a resolution this month to honor veterans throughout the weekend, calling it Veterans Appreciation Weekend.

Elliot Cohen, a regular Rehoboth visitor, has two children in the military.  He believes Rehoboth's Appreciation Weekend is a great way to honor vets.

"I've spent my whole life associated with the United States military, I've served the government, I was in the army reserve in the 80s myself, and I think it's important to show appreciation for people being willing to put themselves into harms way for the country."

During the four-day long appreciation weekend, many businesses in Rehoboth are offering deals for veterans, like Dolle's on the boardwalk.

David Simmons helps veterans returning home to adjust back to civilian life, saying its his way to serve those who have served.  He says he's not surprised to see the businesses of the city eager to help vets.

"I know in the past I've run certain businesses in downtown here, and I know if one knows someone has served we always try to give them a little something anyway."

Festivities culminate this weekend with a ceremony being held by the VFW at the bandstand here in Rehoboth, that will be taking place Veterans Day morning at 11 a.m.

There will be a Community Open House at the VFW on State Street immediately following the ceremony.

Local businesses participating in these veterans weekend deals will post a sign welcoming veterans to their establishment.

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