Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us, and The Eagle Inn would like to take a moment to honor the fallen soldiers who fought so bravely for this beautiful country. The Eagle Inn would be extremely proud to have all former and current veterans visit us on Memorial Day weekend, so we are offering a special on our standup paddling lessons or harbor kayaking to anyone with a military ID. Enjoy either of these activities for $89 on this year’s sunny Memorial Day weekend.
A somber holiday in its conception and tradition, Memorial Day has evolved as a holiday that we often spend with the family outside around the grill, but before you get the charcoal and lighter fluid out, The Eagle Inn would like to take a moment to revisit the history of the holiday. Inspired by our soldiers’ dedication and bravery, we would like to honor them by remembering the importance of the holiday.
Never Forget: There are over a quarter million soldiers buried in Arlington Cemetery with an average of 28 burials a day. We will never forget their sacrifices.
Moment of Silence: In 2000 Congress passed a law requiring all Americans to drop what they are doing at 3pm on Memorial Day to honor our fallen soldiers. You can be certain all of us at The Eagle Inn will be paying our respect at that time.
Old Glory: Remember on Memorial Day it is tradition to fly the flag at half-staff until noon and then raise it to full staff in the afternoon.
Veteran’s Day vs Memorial Day: Often the two are confused. Veteran’s Day honors all US military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives while serving.
A United Country: Memorial Day wasn’t the original name of the holiday. It was Dedication Day, and it began after the Civil War to honor those who died.
Costly Price: We lost 620,000 soldiers during the Civil War. That’s more than WWI, WWII, and the Korean War combined. The high death toll was a result of Americans fighting on both sides of the war.
We would be inspired and honored to have any current and former soldier visit us on Memorial Day weekend. Rooms and activities book up fast on the holiday weekend, so give us a call at (805) 965-3586 or contact us online.
Bring your military ID and receive special offers and discounts. Whether you’re looking for a room, fun activities, a beachside location or restaurants, The Eagle Inn will help you plan the perfect vacation in Santa Barbara.
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend from The Eagle Inn!
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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Santa Barbara:
Memorial Day Celebration: Join the Veterans Coordinating Council to honor the sacrifice of American military members. Lunch will be provided. (Monday May 29th at 12:30 pm. 112 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call 455-5259)
Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Museum & Library: This Memorial Day, join the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) at the Santa Barbara Cemetery in remembrance of those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will include a patriotic program featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, and keynote speech from featured guest, Captain Charlie Plumb.
iMadonnari Street Painting Festival: Palettes of color and culture come together for three days each spring at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Watch street painters transform Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create over 150 vibrant and colorful large-scale images.
Scuba Diving Trips: California scuba diving in the kelp forests around the Channel Islands and Big Sur is a unique and different experience for divers more accustomed to tropical waters. This is a recurring event happening daily, located at Truth Aquatics, Inc.
Taste of Santa Barbara Food Walking Tour: Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm Santa Barbara Tasting Tours offers intimate food walking tours in downtown Santa Barbara and gives guests an up close and personal look into the local food scene and the history of the area.
We have a selection of delicious packages to choose from. Each is unique and offers a different way to make the most of your amorous time at the Eagle Inn. Enhance the feeling of pampered opulence by selecting one of our rooms or casitas with a fireplace & double size in-room whirlpool tub. Packages can be reserved during our online reservation process.