The Patriot Cruise and Salute in Mount Dora is an organization that treats wounded veterans and their families to an outing on Lake Dora & the Dora Canal followed by a picnic lunch and patriotic program at Gilbert Park. It is a way to say “thank you” for their service and sacrifice. Having heard about the event last year I contacted Rozann Abato and Carroll Jaskulski who are the local organizers and asked to participate, so this year we have donated one of our boats for the event. It will be Captained by Randy Messineo a veteran himself who has volunteered his time for the event, and crewed by myself (Tudor).
This year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora. The public is invited to come to the boat docks at Grantham Point Park at 12:00 PM to welcome the veterans back to shore. Bring an American flag to wave and show your respect and gratitude!!