Saturday, January 10, 2009

COMMISSIONING USS George H. W. BUSH CVN-77

This morning at the Naval Station Norfolk the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH CNV-77 was commissioned. The aircraft carrier was built right here in Newport News at Northrop Grumman the former Newport News Shipyard. What a beautiful floating air station she is. What an impressive and beautiful ceremony it was watching this ship be commissioned and come to life during the playing of "Anchors Aweigh".

Just watching on TV was an awesome and moving experience. I only can imagine how moving it must have been to have been there in person to witness it.

Go here to see pictures of the building of this Nimitz Class Carrier.

May God Bless All Whom Sail Upon Her!

3 comments:

andsewon said...

My DHubs helped design these carriers!! ;-)This is the last of this class.
It is so moving to watch these ceremonies indeed.
Now to get ‘him’ back to NN to be finished by the Yard.
I think it would be so cool to have both Sr. and Jr. Pres. Bushes be able to go out for sea trials when the time comes.

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Mary said...

That caught my eye on the news last night because I'm from Newport News. My Mom still lives there and I have a SIL and uncle who work at the shipyard.

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Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I agree... it was a goosebumps moment.