South Haven, MI 49090
Bruce Thatcher, 269-767-5669
This special event by Operation Injured Soldier, in conjunction with the Masons, Steelheaders, and American Legion, has it all:
Friday night: On August 18 at 7:00 pm is a wonderful ceremony honoring our veterans. South Haven's own Vietnam veteran Jim McCloughan, who received the Medal of Honor last month, will be honored in a reception at the Bangor Elevator on Friday, August 18 at 7 pm.
Saturday morning: The activities begin early with a 5:30 am fishing excursion setting off from the River Bend Yacht Club. More than 50 veterans will enjoy the recreational therapy provided by the Steelheaders trip.
Saturday noon: A boat parade through town is a must see! There will also be a fly by from military aviators departing from Battle Creek, and the Coast Guard will lead the way for honored guests arriving on the Terrapin, one of the USCG's greatest patrol boats. The Terrapin will be accompanied by the Sherrif's Police Marine Boat.
Complete your day taking part in the annual Boat Walk by the Michigan Maritime Museum!