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Memorial Day Weekend

I think we can all agree this year is flying by at warp speed. We are already coming up on Memorial Day and the start of the summer season. It is an exciting time of the year, especially here along the shores of Lake Erie where we get beautiful transitions between the seasons. We are going to have a few changes around here starting Memorial Day Weekend, but we'll get to that in a minute.


First things first, I always reflect on the reason we have Memorial Day, the freedoms we enjoy were not, and never will be free.


Right here at the store we have a daily reminder of the sacrifices made by our heroes. Just steps from our parking lot, the bridge over the Vermilion River is named after Army Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter. Seven years in, the war on terror saw our soldiers being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and the search for Osama Bin Laden was intensifying. Sgt. Hunter was a combat journalist telling the stories of a multi-front war on June 18, 2010 when a patrol he was on came under attack and hit by the IED that took his life.




Over a decade later and after Osama Bin Laden was killed, nearly two decades after 9/11, we lost another local hero. Berlin Heights native Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak was killed by a suicide bomber that also took the lives of 12 other soldiers as the US was withdrawing from Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. The loss of these heroes from our little rural area highlights the sacrifices made by soldiers from all over the country throughout the history of American warfare, the hard fought battles won always come with flag draped coffins and broken hearts. Please honor all the fallen soldiers as you celebrate the long weekend, live a life worthy of their sacrifice. The USA is the greatest country in the history of humanity and it will always be worth fighting for, that's why we will never forget those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Back to store business, same day deliveries are picking up as the season kicks into high gear. We also see lots of new faces coming through the door, we thank all of you.


Remember, all orders need to be in by 10am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to get same day delivery. If you get an order in after the deadline it will be delivered the next day. The retail showroom hours will also make a slight change starting May 25th, weekend hours will change to 10-6 on Saturdays and 12-4 Sundays, while Wednesday-Friday stay the same at 12-6. We will expand hours again in the fall as hunting season gets going. If you are a regular customer don’t forget to take advantage of same day deliveries, especially if you are having a get together and need basics like propane, firewood, or ice. Everything on our website www.taapoutdoors.com that shows in-store can be delivered (except for the obvious exceptions that require background checks) and all same day deliveries will usually be completed by 2pm. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO POPULAR SAME DAY ITEMS.


Get outside and have a great May, we'll be here if you need us.



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