OCEAN CITY — Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will welcome another service member to “America’s Favorite Family Resort” Sept. 9 when it hosts Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bobby Raditz, his wife Erika and 1-year old daughter Emma for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest and Relaxation Program.
The Raditz family, residents of Mays Landing, will be honored during a lunchtime welcoming ceremony at Post 524, following a police and fire department motorcade and an escort into town by the Legion Riders.
The family will be given the use of a free condominium for the week, as well as a multitude of gifts from local Ocean City businesses as a way to say “Thank you for your service and sacrifice.”
“This is the fifth consecutive year that Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 has hosted military service personnel and their families while they enjoy our shore community and its many amenities,” stated Jerry Bonner, chairman of the R&R Committee, in a release.
Lance Cpl. Raditz, joined the military in 2004 and has actively served in Iraq. He is a member of the Wounded Warrior Project.
“The Veterans Rest and Relaxation Program began in 2013 as a way to pay tribute to servicemen and women for sacrifices made during their time in the military,” stated Bonner. “Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well.”
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, beginning at noon, at the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524, 46th Street and West Avenue.
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