Maryland Gold Star Mothers, Fathers and their guests were treated to a wonderful, delicious dinner provided by Ken’s Creative Kitchen and a sunset cruise aboard Watermark’s Cabaret II Yacht. We always enjoy this special event hosted by Warrior Events and continue our fellowship with a wonderful military service organization! Many thanks to Bob Saunders, John O’Leary, and Paige Havens for organizing and inviting Maryland Gold Star Mothers to their annual dinner-cruise event. We would also like to thank the staff at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel for their overnight accommodations and warm welcome to our group. We were transported in golf carts from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel to the Annapolis City Dock. What a fun mode of transportation! Before we left shore, we were treated with beautiful white roses presented to us by The Maryland Army National Guard B Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces group.
It was a beautiful and relaxing cruise aboard the Cabaret II, and a great way to enjoy the scenic views of the Chesapeake Bay after the delicious dinner. We were also treated to onboard entertainment with a DJ and music. The DJ played a variety of great songs and some of the Gold Star Mothers and their guest couldn’t resist dancing to the backdrop of a gorgeous sunset. Bob Saunders raffled a crocheted blanket with a gold star at the end of the cruise. The lucky winner was Donna Lowell one of our MD/DE Department/Wilmington Chapter members.
Towards the end of the cruise, Labbe Family Orthodontics (LFO) presented a check to Warrior Events. From March to May LFO pledged to donate $50 to Warrior Events for every new patient who came in for a complimentary exam. This allowed for an incredible donation of $19.050. Additionally, we received surprise gifts that included a beautiful tote bag embroidered with a gold star and the words “Gold Star Mom”, a tumbler with the AGSM logo as well as a floppy hat that also had a gold star embroidered on it. We were also treated to a delicious breakfast the following morning.
It was truly a memorable event for which we are grateful. On behalf of the Gold Star Mothers and family members who attended, we would like to thank each individual who contributed to making this a truly special evening. We look forward to working and volunteering with Warrior Events on future service projects.