17 October 1998
|1030||Selections of military and other music|
- The Rich Martini Band
|1100||Call to begin ceremony - Steven "Spike" Karalekas|
|1105||Parade of Colors - 14th Marines, San Bruno, CA|
|1114||Invocation by Chaplain John Berger,|
CDR, CHC, USN (RET)
|1120||Remark by attending dignitaries|
Delegate Underwood, Guam
|1140||Introduction of the principal speaker;|
Address by principal speaker;
Dr. Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 crewmember
|1150||HORNET Plankowners/Crewmembers stand to be recognized.|
Introduction of CV-8 Plankowner Jerry De Rose and CV-12
|1200||Remarks by Mr. Lutz|
|1210||Lutz orders Chief Signalman to hoist commission pennant.|
Ships jack is hoisted at same time.
|1215||Lutz orders Naval Sea Cadets, Naval Reservists, and|
HORNET Volunteers to man the ship.
|1225||Chief Engineer Pete Clayton declares|
HORNET manned and ready.
|1230||Benediction by FR. Ed Murray, CHC, USNR|
Followed by Chaplain Berger performing the
first verse of the Navy Hymn on a World War II pump
organ. The last verse follows with the full band.
|1240||Closing Remarks and Announcements|
Guests join in singing God Bless AmericaBoarding begins immediatly:
VIP's please use the forward brow
GOD BLESS AMERICA
God Bless America, Land that I Love
Stand Beside Her and Guide Her
Thru the night with the light from above;
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God Bless America,
My home sweet home;
God Bless America,
My home sweet home.
Eternal Father, strong to save
Whose arm hand bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep.
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
Lord guard and guide all those who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky,
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunkight fair;
O hear us when we lift a prayer
For those in peril in the air!
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