May 29, 2023

Boating for the Red, White, and Blue

The unofficial start of summer is here, and the boating season is off to a red, white, and beautiful start! While honoring those who sacrificed for our freedom, we hope you and your family have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Remember to keep safety a top priority before boating on the busy waterways and check out our tips and resources below for having a memorable time.

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Memorial Day History

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, commemorates those who fought and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. After the Civil War ended in 1865, which claimed more lives than any war before, the creation of national cemeteries became necessary. Shortly thereafter, Americans started holding services for the fallen heroes and decorating their graves while sharing prayers. Memorial Day, which is now celebrated on the last Monday of May, wasn’t officially declared a federal holiday until 1971. Now, Americans across the U.S. use the three-day weekend to honor and remember the fallen heroes by spending time with family, hosting celebrations, participating in memorial services, and more.
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Boating Safety

We’ve compiled key boating safety tips and resources.
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Summer Boating Recipes

Check out these 5 tasty recipes to make out on the water.
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Float Plan

Learn how to file a float plan for safe travels.
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U.S. Coastguard Boating Safety Resources

By staying safe on the water, your boating adventures are endless. For more boating safety information and resources, check out the U.S. Coastguard website where you can find safety courses near you, federal and state boating laws and regulations, boating FAQs, and more.

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