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November 11 thru 13 – Salute to Service | Kemah ~ gallery 2

The buses from San Antonio rolled into Clear Lake Park around 2pm on Veteran’s Day.  Welcoming cheers from the Patriot Guard Riders and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, who proudly escorted the buses into Kemah, brought a warm feeling to everyone looking on.  Area citizens lined the roadside and greeted the 134 wounded soldiers and their families as their buses rolled into the city of Kemah.  It was with great excitement and anticipation that we welcomed them. 

Starting the weekend off on Friday evening, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #2322 hosted a warm gathering and dinner.  Later, live entertainment was provide at the Kemah Visitors Center and many of the soldiers and their families quickly made their way over to the Kemah Boardwalk for a taste of the fun to come.  

Saturday brought a day of boating activities; whether it was fishing, cruising or sailing everyone had a great time out on the water. So many thanks go out to our boating community and Capt. Dave Kendrick for their very generous support. It was awesome!!

Once back on land, the Kemah Boardwalk truly became the gem of the weekend. The troops and their families were shown such wonderful hospitality and one heck of a good time; with access to all of the fun rides, activities and games that they could participate in. These folks had a blast!! Huge stuffed animals and their owners filled our golf carts traveling between the Boardwalk and the Kemah Holiday Inn, it was quite the sight to see. 

Sunday, brought a great weekend to a close and once again the Elks graciously provided a warm sendoff meal. Lots of hugs and photos were exchanged as our new found friends boarded their buses for their trip back to San Antonio. 

Listen in as Talk of the Bay visits with Kemah City Councilwoman Robin Collins and a couple of our soldiers.   
What a wonderful opportunity for all of us to say ‘Thank You’ to our service men and women. 

check out the photos...

Salute to Service Kemah gallery 1 ~ Salute to Service Kemah gallery 2 ~ Salute to Service Kemah gallery 3

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