Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eagle Scout Ceremony aboard the USS Missouri



On Sunday, we attended an Eagle Scout ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.   The Mighty Mo is know a floating "museum", docked on Ford Island, overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial.   The Missouri Foundation erected a semi-permanent tent over the aft for special ceremonies such as enlistments, retirements, and the Eagle Scout induction.    Above is the flag flying from the aft with Ford Island in the background.  In fact, hubby previously worked in one of the buildings.



Again from the aft, I spotted a ferry used by the National Park Service to transport tourists to the USS Arizona Memorial.  In the background is a historic control tower recently refurbished by the Pacific Aviation Museum.


The small craft is a Navy patrol launch that often escorts the nuclear submarines into Pearl Harbor.


The ceremony area is flanked by the 50 state flags donated by Seal Deliver Vehicle (SDV) Team One as noted above.


Notice the first name on the dedication list - Michael Murphy.  As a SEAL in Afghanistan, Michael drew fire away from his trapped team.  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.   The US Navy recently christened a new guided missile destroyer as USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112).   

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112)
Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Michael Murphy.
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I'll post pictures more pictures from the Mighty Mo tomorrow.   Comments are open today.   One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 20, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 21.


Mahalo,

Kim in Hawaii

 One more view of Old Glory as she unfolds
across the aft of the Mighty Mo.





17 comments:

  1. What a memory for the scouts.

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  2. It would be great to see this ships in person, the only ship I've seen was the floating bookstore "M/V Logos".

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  3. Would love to see in person. Great pics Kim.

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  4. Those are great pictures I'm sure that is really something to be there in person to see.

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  5. Very moving photos Kim. Especially the dedication list. The control tower looks great. I'm not sure what it looked like before, but I can tell they did a nice job refurbishing it.

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  6. Wow... so envivous. Would love to see it in person!

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  7. A wonderful post and great pics as always!

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  8. Wonderful posts beautiful pictures, Kim.

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  9. Thanks for sharing these great pics.

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  10. I enjoyed the pictures! This was really a great experience for the Scouts!

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  11. The pictures are great and what a wonderful opportunity for the scouts. Teared up with what you said about Lt. Murphy.

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  12. Looks like a nice experience.

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  13. Beautiful pictures, I love the light house ones.
    Hawaii must be a beautiful place to live, your pictures
    amaze me. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for sharing these! I'm always interested in the photos you take :)

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  15. A lot lately with my father so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

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