Armed Forces Day 2007
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Armed Forces Day Weekend

Maritime Heritage Exhibit

and Commemoration

 

 

May 19 - 20, 2007

Saturday and Sunday

Historic Ships Wharf and Armory Building

Lake Union Park  

 

Sponsored by

Combatant Craft of America*

in cooperation with the

U.S. Coast Guard District 13, Coast Guard 83-Foot Sailors Association, U.S. Air Force Northwest, Army Air Force/ USAF Crash Rescue Boat Association,

Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle Parks and Recreation Department,

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Northwest Seaport, Virginia V Foundation

and the Seattle Maritime Academy

 

Schedule

 

Thursday, May 17             [staging only; not public events]

 

10:00 am                     CG-83527 make ready to get underway and leaves Everett moorage for the Ballard Locks and Lake Union. Any volunteers are invited to ride along.

 

Friday, May 18             [staging only; not public events]

 

10:00 am                     CG-83527 leaves Seattle Maritime Academy moorage

                                    at Ballard Bridge for Lake Union Park (LUP).

 

10:30 am                     CG-83527 arrives at LUP, Historic Ships Wharf.

                                               

                                    CG-83366/ USCG-11 (Tiburon) towed from Lake Union                                                                                       Dry Dock moorage to LUP, Historic Ships Wharf.  

 

11:00 am                     CG-83366/ USCG-11 (Tiburon) arrives at LUP,                                                                                                   Historic Ships Wharf.

                                               

12:00 - 4:00 pm       Other historic and modern military craft arrive at Historic Ships                                                                                 Wharf and CWB floats, and prepared for public exhibit, tours                                                  

                                on Sat. and Sun, May 19-20.

 

Saturday, May 19

 

10 am                          Armed Forces Day Commemoration – Historic Ships Wharf  Plaza  

 

 

            Saturday, May 19  

                       

                                    Program

                                    Chuck Fowler, Combatant Craft of America,

                                    Master of Ceremonies

 

                                    Welcome

                                    Posting of Colors

                                    National Anthem

                                    Invocation (Navy Chaplain ________________)

 

                                    Historic, Modern Patrol and Rescue Craft Background

·        Why Important to Save, Exhibit Historic Boats and Honor Crewmember Veterans

·        Freedom Heritage Fleet:  Rescuing the Surviving Boats

·        Why Important to Showcase Modern Boats and Recognize Today’s Crews

 

                                    Introduction of Honored Guests:

·        Mike Gregoire, Washington State First Gentleman

     and Army Vietnam War Veteran

 

                                    Special Guests Introduction/ Recognition

·        Honored Navy Veteran, perhaps a D-Day participant

·        Lt (j.g.) Art Lehne, USCG WWII Veteran and Skipper, of USCG-11/ CG-83366, CG Rescue Flotilla 1 on D-Day at Normandy

·        SM3c Wilfred “Bud” Eberhart, USCG WWII Veteran and Crewman, USCG-11/ CG-83366, CG D-Day Rescue Flotilla 1 on D-Day at Normandy

·        Other Honored Veterans from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras

  

                                    Keynote Address:

·        Retired Navy Admiral

 

Remarks:

·        Mike Gregoire, Washington State First Gentleman

     and Army Vietnam War Veteran

 

Comments:

·        Dan Withers, President, Combatant Craft of America

     and Navy Vietnam Veteran

·        83 Foot Sailor  Association Representative

 

Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony, Cannon Salute

            and Helicopter Flyover (Navy Support)

 

Thank You/ Adjourn Ceremonies

 

Saturday, May 19  

 

11:00 am                     Post-Commemoration Reception

                                    Aboard Steamer Virginia V, Historic Ships Wharf

 

11:00 – 5 pm               CG-83527, CG-83366/ USCG-11 (Tiburon) other historic and                                                                  modern military boats open for public viewing and tours.

 

1:00 pm                       Coast Guard Fast Response Boat Demonstration

                                    LUP Historic Ships Wharf

 

3:00 pm                       Navy Inland Boat Unit Demonstration

                                    LUP Historic Ships Wharf

 

5:00 pm                       Coast Guard/ Navy Reunions

                                    Armory Building

 

6:00 pm                       Pizza and Warstories at the Lake Union Tavern, Seattle

83 Foot Sailors Association and Friends of the 83527 and 83366           

 

Sunday, May 20       

 

11:00 – 5 pm               CG-83527, CG-83366/ USCG-11 (Tiburon), other historic and                                                                              modern boats open for public viewing and tours.

 

Any and all 83 sailors that live in the area or can travel to Seattle are encouraged to be there.