Re: National Maritime Day, 5/22/2010, 12:00 am
Our council event in Sacramento proceeded on course as planned. In addition to the Presidental Proclamation we had a proclamation from the Commissioner of the Port of West Sacramento and a letter from Representive Doris Matsui. All were read.
Norman Fassler-Katz, Sr. Consultant to the California Senate Transportation Sub-Committee on California Ports and Goods Movement spoke on the subject and conveyed State Senator Alan Lowenthal's best wishes.
The occasion had both somber moments and joyful moments. We toiled the bell for American Merchant Marine Veterans who passed over the final bar this past year. Admiral Tom Patterson was also remembered. After Taps, a musical interlude followed with a concluding encore singing of Heave Ho My Lads, Heave Ho.
The California Railroad Museum's steam train passed by back and forth on the track adjacent to the Maritime Monument. It evokeed nostalgia; in the past it was not a tourist train but freight trains moving cargo to and from Sacramento's riverside maritime businesses on this same track.
We thank Embassy Suites' contribution of the podium, chairs, and water for the occasion. Afterwards many of us had lunch together at the hotel's Tower Bridge Bistro.
--- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com wrote:
Reminder from: PMMC-NLUS Yahoo! Group
National Maritime Day
Saturday May 22, 2010
(This event repeats every year.)
Phone: (916) 739-6949
National Maritime Day is devoted to recognition of the U. S. Flag Merchant Marine. Activities in San Francisco, Sacramento and throughout the United States.
- I just sent a thank-you to Victoria Santos, Director of Catering, at Embassy Suites, Sacramento - Riverfront Prominade for the assistance provided.
We will be back 1100, Saturday, May 21, 2011 Lord willing. We will keep the event on Saturday since Sunday, May 22, 2011 will be the return of the huge Pacific Rim Festival in Old Sacramento.
Let's hope we can team-up with other organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to stage one or more National Maritime Day events as well.
Now on to International Maritime Day - a 2010 salute to the Seafarer, to be recognized by our council luncheon Monday, September 20, with the men and women of the Seafarers International Union at their headquarters, 1121 7th Street, Oakland.
I am going to see what I can do to get a state proclamation - California Maritime Day.
--- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, "usaseapower" <nlsac@...> wrote:
Our council event in Sacramento proceeded on course as planned...