Saturday, May 26, 2007Memorial 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.