Thousands gathered in support of Law Enforcement Officers, U.S. Military Veterans and President Donald J. Trump on Saturday in a boat parade on Barnegat Bay. The flotilla is estimated to have drawn 2,000-2,500 boats carrying 2-10 people each and thousands of spectators along the shoreline and on bridges that span the bay.
The organizers of the event, Chris and Mary Kate Molla of Manhawken, Stafford Township Councilman George Williams and the members of the Jersey Shore Boaters, LEO Support and Vets for Trump facebook group were aiming to set a world record for boat parades.
“Now…this boat parade, will serve as a notice, to all in attendance, and to all of our men and women in blue, who have been persecuted unjustifiably, that we will stand by you, support you, and we will have your backs,” William said in an opening ceremony, according to Ocean County Scanner News.
“Finally…this boat parade, will serve as a notice, to all in attendance, and to all of our men and women who served in the United States Military…our veterans…this parade is also for you, and we will fully support our veterans, because without them, we would not have the greatest country on the face of the earth. Please understand this…we will have your six.”
American flags and Trump/Pence flags were prominently displayed on the water, along the shore and from the bridges.
Congressman Chris Smith joined the festivities on a boat captained by Ocean County Republican Chairman Frank Holman III.
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David Richter, the GOP nominee for Congress in CD-3, was a passenger on Molla’s flotilla leading boat.
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