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).
|Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Michael Murphy.|
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.
Kim in Hawaii
One more view of Old Glory as she unfolds
across the aft of the Mighty Mo.