Propeller Club Honors All Who Have Served Armed Forces

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2015 PROPELLER CLUB OFFICERS SWORN IN

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BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Propeller Club of Port Canaveral held the November monthly luncheon on Veteran’s Day at Fishlips in Port Canaveral, and honored all who have served in our country’s Armed Forces and the Merchant Marine.

Lt. General Bill Welser, USAF (Ret.), President of Space Coast Honor Flight, served as the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral luncheon guest speaker. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Lt. General Bill Welser, USAF (Ret.), President of Space Coast Honor Flight, served as the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral luncheon guest speaker. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Lt. General Bill Welser, USAF (Ret.), President of Space Coast Honor Flight, served as the luncheon guest speaker.

Space Coast Honor Flight is an organization which has taken over 600 World War II and Korean War veterans on one-day, all-expense-paid trips to Washington D.C. to visit the war memorials and the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Arlington.

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There were few dry eyes in the room as Lt. Gen. Welser described some of the life-changing affects these trips have had on the veterans.

For more information about Space Coast Honor Flight log to SpaceCoastHonorFlight.org

PROPELLER CLUB OFFICERS SWORN IN

LEFT TO RIGHT: Propeller Club Officers and Board for 2015 are Radm Bob Merrilees, USCG (Ret.), Board Member; Bev Merrilees, Secretary; Dennis Thompson, Board Member; Brendan McMillin, Membership Chairman; Richard Grimison, Past President; John Rice, 2nd VP; and Cheryl Lindsey, 1st VP. Not pictured is Incoming President Jim Dubea. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Propeller Club Officers and Board for 2015 are Radm Bob Merrilees, USCG (Ret.), Board Member; Bev Merrilees, Secretary; Dennis Thompson, Board Member; Brendan McMillin, Membership Chairman; Richard Grimison, Past President; John Rice, 2nd VP; and Cheryl Lindsey, 1st VP. Not pictured is Incoming President Jim Dubea. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Luncheon attendees were treated to a medley of our armed services hymns, including the hymns of the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine, performed by musicians Steve Kirsner and Dennis Thompson.

The Canaveral Pilots Association treated all veterans in attendance to lunch.The November luncheon served as the Propeller Club’s annual meeting and the Officers and Board for 2015 were elected and sworn in.

The Propeller Club of Port Canaveral is a local chapter of the International Propeller Club of the United States, an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade.

The Port Canaveral club supports the local maritime and port community.  For more information log on to www.PropellerClubCanaveral.com


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