Kenny Hawthorne

Patriot Point welcomed U.S. Army veteran Kenny Hawthorne for a visit this past weekend. Hawthorne, who served in the Gulf War and is 100 percent disabled, was joined by one of his daughters and her friend.

“We had the time of our lives,” Hawthorne said. “Patriot Point is the best. It helped me with my war-related PTSD, as I was able to relax and focus on fishing and shooting.”

Led by Patriot Point property manager Tim Mitchell, the group caught 60 fish and enjoyed skeet shooting. They also took a trip to visit the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge.

“We were so excited about fishing on the water,” Hawthorne said. “It is an experience that will stay for us forever. It was the first time shooting for the girls. They are still talking about skeet shooting and now have the respect of shooting a rifle.