Wounded Warrior Cruise 2010

Northern Virginia Sail & Power Squadron
Patuxent River Power Squadron
Rockville Power Squadron

The August 7, 2010 Wounded Warrior cruise was jointly held by the three Power Squadrons noted above. It was held at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and serviced wounded warriors and their families from Walter Reed Army Hospital and Fort Belvoir Hospital. There were about ten boats for more than 40 warriors, divided between sailboats and power boats. A shore crew helped the boats find slips and to ease docking and undocking. Everyone had a super time in great weather on the water. Boats went on the Patuxent River, into Solomons Island marinas, and out on Chesapeake Bay. Warriors relaxed, crewed, steered, or all three! Photographers afloat and ashore took lots of pictures for the event.

Upon returning to the shore, the entire group enjoyed a catered picnic. The shore party had decorated an outdoor pavillion that held everyone. It was quite a spread and no one left hungry. Warriors exchanged tales of their adventures afloat and chatted with the USPS boaters. When the bus and van arrived to take the warriors back home, there were some lumps in throats as goodbyes and thank-yous were exchanged. Both warriors and boaters were touched by the selflessness of each other, both at this event and in service to our country.

Here are contributed photos from the 2010 Wounded Warrior Cruise.

Gale Alls' photos

Dick Durgin's photos

Alan Hart's photos

Walt Lazear's photos

George Nartsissov's photos

Frank Shults' photos

Francis Williamson's photos