Did you know Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day”? In 1869 the head of an organization of Union veterans, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established Decoration Day as a way for the nation to honor those who died in the Civil War by placing flowers on their graves. Today we know it as Memorial Day. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan issued a proclamation calling for “Decoration Day” to be observed annually and nationwide. He was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), an organization of and for Union Civil War veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois. With his proclamation, Logan adopted the Memorial Day practice that had begun in the Southern states three years earlier. The northern states quickly adopted the holiday. In 1868, memorial events were held in 183 cemeteries in 27 states. By 1869, events were held in 336 cemeteries. One author claims that the date was chosen because it was not the anniversary of any particular battle. According to a White House address in 2010, the date was chosen as the optimal date for flowers to be in bloom in the North.
At Pensacola Pontoons we hold our service members in the highest regard. Both Charlie and Holly come from families with strong military backgrounds. Locally, all four of Charlie’s grandparents are buried at Barrancas Cemetery on NAS and we are honored to have them there. Grandpa Chuck and Grandma Bobby Trinque both served in the Navy and were stationed at NAS Pensacola during World War II. Chuck Trinque spent many years restoring planes and helping to establish the National Navy Aviation Museum. Grandpa Frank Hoffman also served in the Navy and Grandpa Casey Heuberger served as a Marine during that war. We are proud to be their legacy.
one of the best ways to celebrate our fallin is to spend time on the water as a family telling their stories. Every time we drive by Pensacola NAS via the water it makes me think of my grandparents and how great they were for our family. when i was a little boy grandpa Trinque took me to the Air Museum. I was only 7 or 8 at the time but i will never forget how excited he was to share all of his Knowledge with me. he showed me projects that he worked on and gave me more info than i could ever retain as a 8 year old to be honest is was kinda wasted on me as i was so young. as an adult i would give anything to spend one more day at the Air Museum with my Grandfather.
If you would like to rent a boat to go make memories with your family just give us a call 850-602-4551 or book online
To rent one of our Tritoons there are a few requirements that you must meet. The Person renting and driving the boat must be at least 27 years old and have boating experience. If you have no Experience please call to book. Anyone born 01/01/1988 or after MUST have a Boater’s License to operate a vessel in the State of Florida. Therefore, if the driver was born in 1987 or prior they only need a VALID state or government issued photo ID. If they have a valid Boater’s License from their home state bring it with as it will be honored. If you would like to book one of our beautiful Tritoons just give us a call 850-602-4551 or Book Online.
Here at Pensacola Pontoons we offer a Large 24mile wide Boundary are to play in. Follow the link so you can take a look at our interactive boundary map. There are so many great places to visit while on the water on our area. to the west you have Fort Pickens, Fort Mcree and sand island. to the east you have the Gulf Island National seashore and Big Sabine. and everything in-between lots of good food and drink stops on Pensacola Beach. and miles of open privet beach for you to enjoy along the way!