5th year for me. Can't think of a better way to spend a fathers day than doing something for those who have given so much for all of us. Thanks to all the vets. Very humbling hearing the stories of their experiences.
There's been some who think the capts. meeting is at 3 today, but it is at 1:00 pm., and vets at 2:00. Some may have not got the update. Here's from their facebook page dated June 15. Please pass the word to anyone asking....
We are done to the last few days and making final preparations. We have had several people let us know they are not making it this weekend. If you are not making it and are on this email, my apologies for the email. We are still reassigning boats right now.
We lost a couple boats and a dozen or so Vets in the last couple days so we need to make sure we can fill those spots with people on the wait list. We have met almost every request where possible on the entry forms....
Here is the agenda.
9:00am volunteers arrive and start setting up.
1:00pn Boat Captain Registration opens
2:00pm Boat Captains Meeting and Veterans Registration opens
3:00pm Boat Captains and Veterans meeting
4:00pm Bay City Elks Flag presentation
4:00am Let the fun begin!!!!
5:00am Boat launching begins
7:15am Star Spangled Banner
7:30am Fleet departs with USCG/DNT/Sherriff escort
7:45am - 2:30pm Fishing
3:00pm Fleet returns
4pm Supper (for Veterans and Boat Captains)
The meeting will take place under the tent at Veterans Park in Bay City and we will launch from there Sunday morning.
On Saturday, there is no designated parking but we ask that the spots closest to the tent area be saved for our Veterans who we don’t walking too much.
See you all there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best of luck to all the Vets out there tomorrow..... and Happy Father's Day!!!!! I am thankful to be hitting the bay tomorrow with my son (Thanks to all of you; for providing us with that freedom!).
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