Katherine Mendoza

Katherine Mendoza and her family recently visited Patriot Point for a relaxing stay. Katherine served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany when she had an aortic dissection and had 13 strokes.

Katherine was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda and had the opportunity to be part of a group that visited Patriot Point. She then came back to Patriot Point last month with her husband and their 6-year-old son.

“We were there four days,” Mendoza said. “We enjoyed the water, skeet shooting, did a little paddle boarding, did some fishing. Just had some quality time.”

But while Mendoza and her family enjoyed many of the activities that Patriot Point offers, there was another aspect that she said was the best part of the trip.

“The hospitality – not just Lauren and Tim, but there were other people around the property and they were very kind and welcoming. Lauren told me there was going to be stuff in the fridge for breakfast, so I brought food [for other meals] but I didn’t need to bring food. I was awestruck by the hospitality. It was amazing, so much more than I expected.

“Patriot Point provides a safe, peaceful environment for families to relax and enjoy each other’s company.”