Harrisburg, PA - 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary season for the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society and the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat. As a community service organization, the Riverboat Society has always offered a free monthly cruise during the summer to the Lebanon VA Hospital. As further thanks to current and past members of the military, the Riverboat Society is excited to announce that it will be extending FREE ADMISSION on any 45 Minute Public Sightseeing Cruise during the 2013 season to veterans, active duty members of the military, and their immediate families, with appropriate ID. These cruises occur from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2013, and weekends in the fall.

Over 200,000 American troops will be returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next couple of years. Some of them are members of the PA National Guard, and we wanted to recognize their serve to not only the Commonwealth and nation, but to the Riverboat Society. Each year, the PA National Guard conducts launching and retrieval of the Pride into and out of the water for the Society, and without their help, we would be unable to offer this iconic feature of the Harrisburg skyline.

The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat celebrates 25 years of heritage in the Harrisburg area, and to commemorate this occasion, we salute our veterans and current active military members and their families with these free cruises!

Being a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society operates the Pride as a service to the community. In particular, we are happy to show our current and past members of the armed forces how much they really mean to us! The Pride is essentially the "Community's Boat," and without continued public support, the Pride will be unable to fulfill its mission and continue to offer wonderful cruises and events for our veterans and others in the community. Donations and contributions are always welcome!

To learn more about the Pride of the Susquehanna, or to discover how you can support our mission, please visit www.HarrisburgRiverboat.com or call 717-234-6500.