Re: SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN Seamen's Memorial Cruise Sunday, May 22
From: http://www.mfoww.org/2011%2006.pdf. Additional photographs in the The Marine Fireman. Additional information on the America's Cup, the Merchant Marine stamps and more.
May 22, 2011
National Liberty Ship Memorial
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Seamen's Memorial Service
«Presentation of Colors Scottish-American Military Society
«Star Spangled Banner National Anthem
«La Marseillaise French National Anthem
«Invocation Father James Wade, Ship's Chaplain
«Welcome Carl Nolte, Chairman, National Liberty Ship Memorial
«Recognition of Veterans Veterans will please stand and be recognized
«Presentation of Wreaths
«Eternal Father Hymn
«Echo Taps San Mateo Elks Band
«Amazing Grace Ken Bain, bagpipes
«Retiring of Colors Scottish-American Military Society
Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm hath bound the restless wave.
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep his own appointed limits keep.
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee for those in peril on the sea.
RADM Pierre Leaustic President of Aux Marins in Brittany, France
Col. Gerard Legout Assoc. "Normandie Memoire" Comite France SS JOB
Romain Serman Le Consul General of France in San Francisco
«In honor of the Normandie Memoire Association and honoring the Arromanche City Hall
«Aux Marins-A nos Marins in honor of les Marins
«In memory of Francois LePendu from Madame Odette LePendu
«American Merchant Marine Veterans Golden Gate Chapter in memory of Ray Court and
Albert M. Maher
«American Merchant Marine Veterans, Navy League of the United States, Pacific Merchant
Marine Council in memory of and honoring all United States Seafarers
«Bay Area Longshoremen's Memorial Association in memory of all the ILWU members who
lost their lives on the job
«Council of American Master Mariners in memory of and honoring shipmasters and pilots
past and present
«Steve Econome in memory of Steve and other docents who crossed the bar
«In memory of Walter Janssen, band director San Mateo Elks Concert Band
«Marine Firemen's Union honoring the departed brothers of the Marine Firemen's Union
«MEBA District No. 1 in memory of the departed brothers and sisters of MEBA
«National Liberty Ship Memorial in memory of Gene Anderson, Bob Milby, Bill Rowlands,
Sharon Osborn, Steve Econome and all Jeremiah O'Brien volunteers who have crossed the bar
«In memory of and honoring Admiral Thomas Patterson, beloved husband of Dorothy Patterson
«Jim W. Rowe in memory of W.K. Rowe and J.E. Rowe, Veterans of the War in the Pacific
«SF Bay Area and Vicinity Port Maritime Council honoring all U.S. Veterans
«San Francisco Fire Fighters in memory of the fallen of WWII
«Seafarer's International Union in memory of merchant seamen who lost their lives
«Monroe Spen in memory of my dear old dad, U.S. Army Air Corps photographer, Fairbanks, Alaska
«Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local No.16 to all those who served at sea
«In memory of Lynn Harrison Thompson. All that he had to do is done. He has become one
with all life.
«In memory of Chief Richard Nelson Vezinaw, Cook, 1st Class in the Navy during WWII,
U.S Merchant Marine
«Women's Propeller Club, Port of Golden Gate in memory of and honoring all
Merchant Marine Veterans
A special salute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces
and a shout-out to the U.S. Navy Seals.
We are indebted for your service and pray for your safe return.
Ship Open Daily, 0900 to 1600
The S.S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty Ships of the 2,710 built and launched during WWII. The S.S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty Ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf (Google Map), she is a premier San Francisco attraction.
A living museum on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark, the O'Brien transports you back almost seven decades to when sailors braved the harshest of high seas and threat of enemy attack.