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Offline Lance Dean

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Memorial Day weekend 2013
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:16:52 PM »
Memorial Day weekend 2013 is quickly approaching.  Anything special planned for any of the museum submarines out there?

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Re: Memorial Day weekend 2013
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 11:02:59 AM »
Cobia will be decked out in bunting Saturday for our annual USS LAGARTO-28 (Manitowoc-built) Boat ceremony. The ceremony is on the deck with music, 21-gun salute, tolling of the bell, etc. The guy who plays taps, used to play at all the sub launchings in WW II. Afterwards, if the engines cooperate, we'll start #1 and #2 and blow the horn. If we are lucky, SS Badger (the Lake MI carferry) will gives us a Great Lakes master salute again.

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Re: Memorial Day weekend 2013
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 04:24:31 PM »
On the Drum I will fly the signal flags and hopefully have some subvets on board. Battleship Memorial Park does not do anything for most veteran memorial days, they leave it up to the local communities.
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Re: Memorial Day weekend 2013
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 10:23:17 AM »
Another nice event! (bit chilly that day though!!)

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Re: Memorial Day weekend 2013
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 04:24:20 PM »
The Torsk Volunteers usually do a Tolling of the Boats in uniform, but deck repair work was a priority this year:

Photographs can be seen here:

http://www.torskphotoguy.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1480

Keep 'em floating!