The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26, on the fantail of the historic ship, USS Turner Joy (DD 951), on the Bremerton waterfront.
Lt. Col. Stephen Keane, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Security Battalion Bangor, will be the keynote speaker.
The ceremony will be sponsored by the Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS), and Bremerton Council President, Larry Salter, will be the master of ceremonies.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited. The USS Turner Joy is located near the Bremerton ferry terminal at the north end of the marina. Parking is available at the nearby convention center or throughout downtown. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the Turner Joy Crew’s Mess after the ceremony.
Founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt, the NLUS is a civilian organization supporting the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and U.S.-Flagged Merchant Marine. It is a worldwide organization with 46,000 members in more than 250 councils, including more than 700 corporate and community affiliate members.
The three main objectives of the NLUS are to educate national leaders and public about the vital importance of a capable and fully prepared sea services, to support the men and women of the sea services and their families, and to advocate maintenance of a strong U.S. industrial base to secure America’s future.
More information about the NLUS and other local chapters, or how to become a member of Navy League, can be found at www.bremolympicnlus.wordpress.com.