Saturday, June 6, 2009

Military Fishing Expedition - More photos

Great photos of the Military Fishing Expedition, taken by Mr. Walt Lumpkin!

The Entertainer coming back to dock.

Commander Tom Fitzgerald

Sgt. Major Leon Thorton, USMC

Morris C. Drees, Cdr. USN (ret), in the blue shirt.

Past Commander Bill Greene.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Busy Weekend on Pensacola Beach

We have a lot of things going on at the beach this weekend. On Saturday we have:

The Fiesta Boat Parade

The DeLuna Landing Ceremony

And on Sunday we have one of my favorite events, the Beach Community Bank Sand Sculpture Contest! Both amateurs and professionals show up for this event. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. at Casino Beach and judging takes place at 2:00 p.m.

You may click HERE to see what a great job they did last year.

In between all this fun on the beach, you may want to take a quick drive over to Pensacola to get a closer look at the Juan Sebastian de Elcano tall ship while it is here. You may click HERE for more information about the tour schedule and maps.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Military Fishing Expedition


Corporal Dick Burnett, USMC (ret.) - a happy man this day...

Commander Tom Fitzgerald, Post 379, pins the Navy Achievement Medal on Corporal Burnett.

Major James Knell, USMC (ret.) spent nearly three years working to get Cpl. Burnett's lost medal replaced. Jim is the founder of the Military Fishing Expedition and spends many hours working with local businesses organizing this event which an important part of our May Military Appreciation Month on Pensacola Beach.

Sgt. Major Leon Thorton, Major James Knell, Cpl. Richard Burnett, Commander Tom Fitzgerald.

Military Fishing Expedition


Here is a link to the WEAR-TV interview with Second Lt. Rob Phillips regarding the Military Fishing Expedition. The segment was aired on Friday, May 29. Click HERE.

[After a 15-second advertisement, the video of Lt. Phillips will begin.]

Military Fishing Expedition


My thanks to Shelley Johnson of the Island Times for this photo! As she said, your smiles were worth a million to us!