Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial Day Ceremonies on the USS Midway

Sharon and Roger Connor attended the memorial service aboard the USS Midway, the longest serving aircraft carrier in US history (1945 - 1992). Veterans from all wars from WWII to the present conflict in Iran/Afghanistan threw wreaths overboard in honor of all those who died. 

Everyone knows about 'flyovers' - a plane or group of planes which flies overhead in tribute.  On Memorial Day, there was a 'sail by' of the Aegis class cruiser Bunker Hill.  The father of the captain was part of the Midway celebration.
 


Entering the USS Midway

 


USS Bunker Hill sail-by on San Diego Bay

 


Alongside the USS Midway is a 25-foot-tall painted sculpture representation
of the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square
during the celebration of the end of WWII.

Photos and text with thanks to Sharon Crowley Connor.