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Recommissioning Ceremony
17 October 1998

1030Selections of military and other music
- The Rich Martini Band
1100Call to begin ceremony - Steven "Spike" Karalekas
1105Parade of Colors - 14th Marines, San Bruno, CA
1110National Anthem
1114Invocation by Chaplain John Berger,
1115Welcoming Remarks
1120Remark by attending dignitaries
Delegate Underwood, Guam
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Honorable Ralph Appezzatto - Mayor of Alameda
Honorable Jerry Brown - Mayor-elect of Oakland
General Richard Hearney - Vice President for
Domestic Business Development - Boeing Company
RADM Robert Chaplin - Superintendent,
Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA
1140Introduction of the principal speaker;
Address by principal speaker;
Dr. Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 crewmember
1150HORNET Plankowners/Crewmembers stand to be recognized.

Introduction of CV-8 Plankowner Jerry De Rose and CV-12
Plankowner, Ed Silvers who will transfer responsibility for
HORNET to Gerald Lutz, CEO, HORNET Foundation,
by presenting ceremonial ship's log and glasses.

1200Remarks by Mr. Lutz
1210Lutz orders Chief Signalman to hoist commission pennant.
Ships jack is hoisted at same time.
1215Lutz orders Naval Sea Cadets, Naval Reservists, and
HORNET Volunteers to man the ship.
1225Chief Engineer Pete Clayton declares
HORNET manned and ready.
1230Benediction 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.
1240Closing Remarks and Announcements
Guests join in singing God Bless America
Boarding begins immediatly:
VIP's please use the forward brow

General admission ticket holders
please use any of the afterbrows


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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