By William Tauro

This past Sunday the members of the Winter Hill Yacht Club of Somerville and the Chelsea Rotary Club hosted their Annual Veteran’s Cruise on the Boston Harbor.

The flotilla, carrying dozens of American veterans on vessels that consisted of over twenty donated privately owned power boats from members of Winter Hill and Wellington Yacht Clubs, shoved off from the docks of the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville. 

The veteran’s were also greeted by Dave Smith and the ROTC cadets of Lowel who provided ceremonies throughout the day for the veterans.

The flotilla traveled under Massachusetts State Police and Somerville Fire Department escorts by the Massachusetts State Police Marine Unit Trooper Steve Kamb aboard a State Police vessel and firefighters from the Somerville Fire Department Marine Fire boats that provided the escort. 

After the one hour cruise through Boston Harbor, the flotilla traveled back to the Winter Hill Yacht Club for an old fashion barbecue that was hosted in its entirety by the members of the Winter Hill Yacht Club and the Chelsea Rotary Club.

The veteran’s enjoyed a fun filled day on the water as a way of being thanked for their services and for all they have done for our country.

The veterans applauded and gave special thanks to the members of the Winter Hill Yacht Club for making the annual event possible as well as a special thank you to the Chelsea Rotary club for thier sponsorship and continuous support.  

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