On the evening of May 30, the Pride of the Susquehanna will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Cruise. The free event includes a casual meal, a short program, and a leisurely cruise over the Harrisburg skyline for each veteran and a guest.
According to a press statement, boarding will commence at 7:15 p.m., with the real paddle-wheeler returning by 9:15 p.m.
A local veteran of the United States Air Force and the United States Navy, Horace Busch, will play the National Anthem live, as well as a short program and a variety of meals and beverages.
In solemn honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty during the trip, a memorial wreath will be laid on the Susquehanna River.
Veterans Cruise Co-Chair Deborah Donahue stated, "We cherish our veterans." "We are delighted to offer various services and events for our veterans and active duty, reserve, and national guard members." During our sailing season, we remind all veterans and active military members that they are welcome to ride the Pride for free on any public sightseeing cruise. As a small token of our appreciation, it's the least we can do."
Members First Federal Credit Union, Mette, Evans and Woodside, Smigel, Anderson, and Sacks have contributed to the food supply.
Because capacity on the boat is limited, veterans are encouraged to book their spot as soon as possible.
The pier for the Pride of the Susquehanna lies on Harrisburg's City Island's northeast shoreline, and the Riverboat's exclusive VIP lot has plenty of parking.