Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be providing a free downtown shuttle service for the Operation Appreciation event scheduled this Saturday, May 21, 2016. Those planning to attend will find shuttle signs for the pickup and drop off locations. They can also review the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce website for a shuttle map. www.oceansidechamber.com/armed-forces-day-operation-appreciation
The 15th Annual Oceanside Operation Appreciation event, which occurs annually on Armed Forces Day, brings the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases.
Thousands of active duty military and their dependents are treated to a day of free food, a children’s fun zone and entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.
The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. The day consists of a host of activities: including a great children’s fun zone with laser tag, zip line, inflatable jumps, rock climbing wall, kid’s crafts and face painting.
Live entertainment will be featured at the amphitheater all day long. The Heroes, a multi-award winning show and dance band, will entertain guests.
Participating Restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Pick Up Stix, Hunter Steakhouse, San Luis Rey Bakery and Domino’s Pizza.
All Active Duty Military and their dependents must bring an Active Duty Military ID Card to get unlimited access to the Fun Zone and a free lunch. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase for children’s rides. Entertainment and military displays are free to everyone.
Whether you are a civilian who wants to show your gratitude and enjoy a day of fun, or a member of the military family, this is a day for you: Show your appreciation or to be appreciated!
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is accepting sponsorships and volunteers for this event. To learn more visit www.oceansidechamber.com/armed-forces-day-operation-appreciation or go to the Chamber’s Facebook Page.