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Tybee Salutes Heroes to start this weekend
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Tybee Island will host its inaugural island-wide Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014 this weekend. This is event is produced in cooperation by the City of Tybee Island, the American Legion Tybee Post No. 154, and with support of numerous local businesses and individuals.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., the first Tybee Salutes Heroes Parade will take place. Organizers are excited to welcome the Savannah community, local residents and visitors to come out and show their patriotic support for our military troops and retired military personnel by lining the parade route this Saturday.

The parade will include a special appearance from the 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard and Band.

A special ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park after the parade at approximately 2 p.m.

The parade will start at Butler Avenue at 14th Street and head north to Memorial Park at 5th Street and Butler Avenue.

Active and retired military personnel are invited to bring their families for a weekend of activities on Tybee Island. Many Tybee lodging providers are offering special rates, including many with a savings of 25 percent off. Tybee Island restaurants, shops and attractions are also offering special savings when you ask for a military discount this weekend.

Additionally, rental costs for 50 Tybee Island beach houses, cottages and condos were waived for selected military families for the Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014 weekend thanks to participating vacation rental companies: Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Vacation Rentals, Oceanfront Cottages, Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals and Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals. Many local businesses also donated gifts for these families to thank them for their past and current service to our country.

“Tybee Island’s vacation rental companies are excited to host these military families from all branches of service for a weekend of beach, sand, waves and relaxation,” said Diane Kaufman, owner of Mermaid Cottages. “It’s our way of saying thank you to those military men and women, including their families, who have served or continue to serve our country.”

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