Date: Monday, June 26, 2023 2:37 PM
What a great day!
It was an honor to be with over 100 veterans on Saturday June 24th 2023.
The lake communities really came out in force to show their appreciation
for them, and they were smiling from ear to ear. Thank you to all who made
this possible today. God bless our vets and God bless the USA! Veterans from
Hopatcong and Jefferson shove off the Nolan's Point dock at
0900. Veterans from Mount Arlington and Roxbury shove off at 1100. In
addition to Saluting our Veterans, we want to thank everyone (and there are
many, many, many) behind the scenes that make this Salute
to Veterans possible.
Thank you each and all.
Thank you email from Ida
Once again, because of your kindness, our Veteranís were treated to a very
special day today! From the bagpipes to the military attendees, Marty Kane
and his wonderful historical information, the food and drink, and flags
for all, the Veteranís cruise is appreciated more than words can express.
My husband Tom was fortunate enough to be able to participate again this
year and he was humbled and honored to be sharing time with so many
dedicated and decorated Veterans. I was on the River Styx Bridge when the
cruise stopped to wave and cheer Ė it is always such an emotional tribute
both for those of us on the bridge and the Vets waving back. Despite the
rain -- it was a perfect day in every way!
The staff and crew of the Lotta are awesome. Their compassion and true
appreciation of those on board really makes the cruise extra special.
Please commend them for us.
We wanted to extend a personal thanks to you and all involved for
continuing to make this an annual event and for recognizing the men and
women who have fought to make this country great.
Bless you all for your kindness.
Ida & Tom