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50th USS FORRESTAL FIRE MEMORIAL CEREMONY and 2017 REUNION

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50th USS FORRESTAL FIRE MEMORIAL CEREMONY and 2017 REUNION

Time: July 29, 2017 all day
Location: Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel
Street: 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard
City/Town: Herndon, VA 20171
Website or Map: http://www.uss-forrestal.com/…
Phone: 571-364-2633 Cell
Event Type: memorial, and, reunion
Organized By: USS Forrestal Association
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2017

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Event Description

Ceremony Date:  Saturday July 29 2017

0820 Bus muster and loading will begin at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel

0845 Buses depart from Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel

0940 Buses arrival at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater.

The 50th FORRESTAL Memorial site is the Amphitheater and

USS FORRESTAL Grave site 556-7-8 in Section 46.  

 

1000-1015 Ceremony Begins: 

The Memorial Ceremony will be a traditional Naval    Memorial Ceremony that will consist of  Naval Honor Guard, Invocation, singing of the National

Anthem, Guest Speaker, Bell Ceremony (Reading of the names of our Fallen Shipmates), Reading of Captain's Prayer, Bagpiper, and playing of taps, Benediction, Singing of God Bless America)   After the ceremony inside the Amphitheater we will walk to the FORRESTAL Gravesite (short distance).  

At the grave site we will conduct a ceremony, prayers, and bagpiper to honor those 18 Shipmates whose name appears on the grave stone.   

Then back on the buses and on to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for Wreath Laying ceremony and prayers. Then back on the bus and return to Hyatt Hotel.  

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