The weather was cloudy but the day was warm and inviting.
Over the weekend shipments of varying things arrived to the island in anticipation for the celebration ahead on the following Monday - Memorial Day. Once a year the Government allowed special events to occur, regulated and monitored by the guards, for the residents to improve the morale. To combat the rumors that any of those living on the island may have been mistreated or subject to things unorthodox.
Holidays were for celebration and this one would be no different.
Designated areas were sectioned off for the event, which had been publicized on the airwaves and by distribution and posting of flyers the week beforehand. While attendance was mandatory such lurked those who the Government was not yet aware of and the turnout was expected to be great regardless. Residents and guards alike would flock to the event in celebration of those who had fallen fighting for the country they loved.
Live music, games, food and drinks would be provided to the guests who showed up to celebrate. The children would have plenty to keep them busy, and the adults much the same.
Over the wind would come the aroma of barbecue. A large pit for grilling would be set up near the beach and manned by guards to keep the order, though today they would be offering more than just the usual hamburgers and hotdogs - you would find sausage, ribs, brisket also on the menu. Various sides lined the booths and tables for the choosing of the residents and areas designated for eating allowed for ample space to indulge with trash cans placed appropriately.
As the evening wore down and the festivities neared closing a small event would take place on the beach to commensurate achievements of those fallen in the line of duty.
Destruction Island is proud to announce the sixth annual Memorial Day gathering. All residents are invited to attend the event, which will last approximately six hours before the festivities will begin to taper off as prompted by the guards.
Beginning at 2:00 PM residents will begin to notice that a small pavilion has been constructed near the beach where live music will play - residents are welcome to have signed up to perform during the event at set times - and rows of small tents offering food of varying types, bottles of water, and cold soft drinks. No alcohol will be provided at the event. Residents are also able to sign up to run the booths which offer food and drinks, and the few which offer entertainment for children and a small area designated for Cornhole. The sports field is off limits to residents during the event but the event is mandatory to attend. If your character does not make an appearance please post a comment as to where they were and what they were doing during the event.
The strip of beach is open for residents to lounge and swim the allotted perimeter. A volleyball net has been erected in the sand for enjoyment.
Guards will be patrolling the beach and the grounds to keep residents safe and the event on schedule.
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