Siesta Key Beach Sunset Gathering YAHOO Report

YAHOO Report: Siesta Key Beach Sunset Gathering.

A good time was had by all. Woz arrived early (1815) to plant the American & Marine Corps flags on the beach next to the water's edge. The winds picked up and the rain started to come down/across horizontally really hard. 

Digging two holes with his bare hands, because he left the shovel at home, Woz finally erected both flags in the downpour. With both flags finally secured with an 18" mound of sand, Woz struggled to deploy his camper chair and have a beer. 

Not many people passed by on the beach (four), but one lone jogger saluted the flag as he went by. Many pictures were taken of the lone YAHOO Member in attandance, the storm and lightning flashes (see attached). 

Brian & Valerie McCarthy, Craig & Beth Hullinger, George & Kay Tracy,  George & Judith Hofmann, Lesli Kelsey, and Linda Wozniak all perviously notified Woz they could not attend. 

There may have been more YAHOO folks out there somewhere, but Woz never saw any. Woz stayed for the sunset, which was completely obscured by the storm, and departed at  2030. 

Ron & Linda Wozniak 

MOAS YAHO Coordinators 

By establishing the MOAA beachhead despite terrible weather, demonstrating bold leadership, wise? judgment, and complete dedication to duty, LtCol Ron Wozniak USMCR Retired reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service and the United States Military.

The Best Laid Plans go oft agley. Reminds me of a number of our military exercises.

Semper Fi

Craig Hullinger