On Thursday, Nov. 7, Lake Guntersville welcomes wounded veterans for Heroes Week. This event will take place starting at 12:30 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church in Huntsville.
The bus will depart from this location with the wounded warriors and their spouses.
At 1 p.m. the bus will pull over at the Shell Station in New Hope where the American Legion Riders will join the motorcade and escort them into Guntersville. The American Legion welcomes all that would like to ride with them in the event.
Once they hit the county line around 1:15 p.m. the Guntersville Police Department will escort the convoy to the Lake Guntersville Yacht Club. Once they arrive here, they will be escorted to yachts and board for a trip around Lake Guntersville.
The yachts will depart the marina with Guntersville Fire Department and the Guntersville Police Department boats in the lead. The participants will travel around Lake Guntersville and at 3:30 p.m. they will cruise slowly through the Guntersville City Harbor.
Over a PA system, they will announce the participants as they come through the harbor. They welcome the public to come and cheer these wounded warriors.
At 4:15 p.m. the boats will return to the Yacht Club, where they will be escorted to the seating area for a concert. The choir members of the First Baptist Church will perform.
At 5 p.m. dinner will be served and Mayor Leigh Dollar will address the guests. At 6:30 p.m. the guests will load the bus and depart for the Westin Hotel. Each guest will receive a goody bag.
For more information or to help in any capacity, contact Frank Chesney at 858-754-7314 with Semper Fi.