Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony at Intrepid

When it comes to commemorating Memorial Day, nobody does it better than Intrepid.  With her long history and dedication to veterans and active duty alike, she serves as a gathering place on this important day.  This morning, the deck was full of military, active and retired, and supporters both youthful and elderly. 
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The crowd on the flight deck listened to the inspirational words of Intrepid President Susan Marenoff-Zausner, an invocation by Navy Commander Timothy Oswald, and remarks by Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., U.S. Navy.

Mets Justin Turner, Mike Pelfrey, and Jason "Izzy" Isringhausen joined their General Manager Sandy Alderson on the flight deck.  Alderson participated in the wreath laying ceremony.

Singer/songwriter Joe Brucato sang his heartfelt song "Thank You Soldier".  Hear it below.
The highlight of the ceremony was unfurling of a 100' flag, held on all four sides by active military and veterans.  Eric and his assistant Kevin took their places on the hem of the flag.
2 Hornets and 2 Super Hornets flew overhead after the flag was unfurled.
A day like this makes one feel so proud to be American, and very grateful to the men and woman who sacrifice so much for our freedom.  Thank you Intrepid for all you do!  Click here for Proof Positive Photography website.

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