Vacation Myrtle Beach to Host Special Operations Wounded Warriors
Vacation Myrtle Beach will be hosting a group of families at the end of September for a very special vacation.
This group of about 30 families is unique as they are made up of Special Operations Wounded Warriors.
“These are men and women who have fought for our country and risked so much,” said Vacation Myrtle Beach Director of Marketing, Matt Klugman. “They deserve so much for all they have been through. We are doing a small part by providing them with a fun and relaxing vacation with their families in Myrtle Beach.”
The United States Special Operations Forces consists of an elite group of military that perform some of the most top secret and important missions that our country has seen, including taking down Bin Laden and fighting in the Battle of Mogadishu, as portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down.”
The Special Operations Forces are often called to missions with little warning and must leave their families frequently. It’s often hard for them to do simple things that most of us take for granted, like take a family vacation. The Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts are hoping to help them create lasting memories with their families that they can cherish.
From Sept. 26 – Sept. 29, these Special Operation families will be staying in Myrtle Beach at no charge as a thank-you for their service.
On Friday, Sept. 27 an honorary gathering will be held for the families. During this function, various public figures from throughout the state will be in attendance to personally thank the families for their service and welcome them to Myrtle Beach.
As a special public display of appreciation, a parachute team will descend onto the beach near 8th and 9th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., weather permitting. This parachute team in made up of retired Special Forces Operators and will be amazing to see, said Klugman.
“The parachute jump is a way of showing heartfelt gratitude for our armed forces and particularly the Special Operations members that will be staying in Myrtle Beach over the weekend,” said Klugman. “The public is invited to gather on the beach to watch the parachute jump.”
Beyond a complimentary stay in Myrtle Beach, families will also get to embark on adventures of their own by experience local attractions, restaurants and shows, provided to them at no charge by local businesses, including Dirty Dick’s Crab House, Medieval Times, Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, Dick’s Last Resort and Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet.
The families will also get to enjoy delicious food at no cost to them from Angelo’s Steak & Pasta in Myrtle Beach. The restaurant, located at 2311 S. Kings Hwy., will be providing meals for nearly all of the family members over the course of two days.
For a fun and water-based experience, Downwind Sails will be offering free banana boat rides to all of the families and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is providing all families with a free ride on the oceanfront Ferris wheel.
“It’s amazing how much the community has come together to welcome these families and provide them with the most fun-filled, exciting vacation experience ever,” Klugman says.