Cortlandt Yacht Club’s 5th Annual “Salute to Freedom” Flotilla July 23, 2016
JULY 6, 2016 Montrose, NY –On Saturday July 23, 2016, the Cortlandt Yacht Club in conjunction with the Ossining Elks Club Lodge 1486, will host a group of Wounded Warriors and their families, as well as Gold Star Families, Purple Heart Recipients and all US Veterans starting from WWII, in a day of recognition and appreciation for their services and sacrifices. Gold Star Families are families who have lost a loved one in our ongoing fight for freedom.
Following a welcoming meet and greet at the Cortlandt Yacht Club starting at 9:00 AM, host boats with honored guests onboard, will cruise north through the Hudson Highlands in a flotilla formation.
“Salute to Freedom” Flotilla organizer Brian Young stated, “in an effort to show our military service personal and their families just how much their service and their sacrifices are appreciated, this is a small way to thank them. We strongly encourage other boat and yacht clubs to join us on the Hudson River on Saturday July 23, 2016. It would be their way of showing their gratitude and support.” Young went on to say, “in addition, it would be a wonderful gesture if residents along the Hudson Highland communities on both sides of the Hudson River, would find a location along the Hudson River shoreline and show their support as the flotilla passes by on its way up to the Newburgh waterfront.”
The tentative schedule for the Flotilla will be to depart from the Cortlandt Yacht Club at 11:00AM and proceed in accordance with the following.