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Holiday Closure Schedule

Rasmussen will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

We honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, who, in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, “gave the last full measure of devotion.”

One of my favorite things to do on Memorial Day, which starts at 10:40 am EDT (7:40 am PDT), is to watch on C-SPAN 1 the Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. This is followed by the Observance Program in the nearby Memorial Amphitheater. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2JF95h0 and https://cs.pn/2VKIMYv

We will reopen at 8:00 am Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe long weekend.

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Ray Vavla Interment

Solaire Accent Double Burner

As you may recall, Ray Vavla, our national sales manager, passed away suddenly on July 18, 2018. Ray’s wife Wendy shared with us that Ray’s cremated remains were interred with Military Honors on May 3, 2019, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, just south of his hometown of Cleveland, OH. Ray was a Marine who served in Viet Nam. Among the thirty or so people in attendance was a long-time Marine buddy. Wendy related: “It was raining but it was a nice, gentle rain. Ray’s boys (Marines) looked great in their dress blues. American Legion guys were there, too, with a rifle detail. Ray’s two Air Medals will be on his marker. Ray’s flag was presented to me, but in turn I presented it to Ray’s son, Doug.”

Here are photos from the ceremony:

Ray Ceremony PhotosDonations may be made to the memory of Ray Vavla to the Semper Fi Fund, which serves his beloved Marines who have been injured, at www.SemperFiFund.org or mailed to:

Semper Fi Fund
825 College Boulevard
Suite 102, PMB 609
Oceanside, CA 92057



Solaire Free Cover Promotion – Final Week

Free Grill Cover Promotion

Solaire Free Cover Promotion – Final Week

May 31 is the final day for the Solaire Free Cover Promotion. Rasmussen will offer a complimentary USA-made Cover for each new 21″ and larger AGBQ or IRBQ Solaire Grill that is purchased during the BBQ Month of May. Promotion applies only to new Solaire grills, and does not apply to clearance, used or floor model grills. Promotion is for purchases made from May 1 through May 31, 2019. Free Cover Promotion is for the benefit of the end consumer.

Dealers: list the appropriate cover at $0.00 on your PO’s during the promotion. Cover must ship with the grill (no separate shipment).

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