Memorial Day BBQ at Post #199
Jim Byrd and Safe Harbor Financial are again sponsoring the Memorial Day BBQ at the American Legion Post #199 in Fairhope, AL. For the second year in a row, we will be honoring Gold Star Families* in the Fairhope area. You and your family and friends are invited to share in this very special Memorial Day celebration. BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork Plates with coleslaw and beans will be served, $12 per plate. Gold Star* families eat free. Lunch begins at 11 am so arrive early to get a ticket. The public is always invited. Bring the whole family for picnic style seating in the hall or on the Tiki Beach. The Doc Johnson Band will play on the big stage at 4 pm. Make your plans today to join us!
Memorial Day Celebration Honoring Gold Star* Families
The BBQ will be just the beginning of a HUGE day at Post #199.
It’s year 2 for the Gold Star Family tradition. On this day we remember our fallen brothers and sisters by honoring their families still with us. Safe Harbor Financial is teaming up with the American Legion Post #199 to provide a family day of BBQ, live music, fun on the beach, and the best the American Legion has to offer.
What Does the Gold Star* Mean?
During World War I, military families started a tradition of hanging a small banner in the windows of their homes. The banner had a white background, a red border and one blue star for each family member in the military. If a family member died in service, a gold star replaced the blue. That gold star has become a simple, cherished symbol of a dead loved one, a parent’s way to hold tight to a dead child’s memory.
Come join Jim Byrd, Vicki Miller, and Biff Hamel of Safe Harbor Financial at the American Legion on May 28. Bring your family to honor the veterans, those who made it home and those who did not, at this annual event. It’s always a good day at the American Legion. See you there!