Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Update: Pelham, NY Wahoo Memorial Ceremony

Recevied the following update from Ken regarding the Pelham ceremony this weekend:

We appreciate everyone who has indicated they are planning to attend our ceremony on Saturday in Pelham honoring the USS Wahoo and its crew.

We are pleased to mention the US Navy Band based in Newport, RI will appear and provide an outdoor concert starting at 10 AM. The concert will be outdoors at the Gazebo park adjacent to the Daronco Town House, just north of the Pelham Train Station.

We are pleased that two US Navy submarine commanders will appear and offer remarks. A native of adjacent Mt. Vernon who attended St. Catharine's School in Pelham, Capt. Raymond Woolrich CO of the USS Trepang during the mid-1980s will offer perspective. The current CO of the USS Texas, CDR James Gray will provide comments.

We are pleased that Tom Conlon from the US Submarines Veterans will lead the "Tolling of the Boats" ceremony. Several local elected officials will be attending including Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

A former Pelham native and 27 year US Navy officer from WWII will be hosting Navy veterans at the lunch at the Villa Nova Restaurant following the ceremony. The location is walking distance from the Daronco Town House. An RSVP on lunch is appreciated so we can develop a count.

A good place will be on Harmon Avenue which borders the Gazebo park and is the second right turn after passing under the Train Station. You may see the Fire Dept setting up a large Flag between their trucks. Pelham's new 9-11 memorial is also on Harmon Avenue again near the Train Station which you might want to visit before the ceremony.

Please let me know any questions, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.



About Me

The first 'grown up' book Paul Crozier ever read was "War Fish" by George Grider. Since then he has spent most of his life researching the U.S. Submarine Force in WWII and USS Wahoo (SS-238) in particular.


This blog is dedicated to all who have served in the U.S. Submarine Force. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Admiral Chester Nimitz

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