"Tolling the Boats" In Seattle
My readers in the Seattle area might be interested in checking out the "Tolling the Boats" ceremony at Kirkland's Marina Park Pavillion at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
"Masoero is organizing a ceremony in Kirkland to honor all 65 lost U.S. Navy submarines and their thousands of crew members who have been lost at sea in the last century.
``To remember all those on eternal patrol,'' Masoero says, veterans from the 1930s to the 1990s will participate in a formal Tolling of the Boats ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kirkland's Marina Park Pavilion.
"Also included will be a Holland Club Induction Ceremony, to honor nine veterans who qualified as submariners 50 years ago. The club is named for John Holland, designer and namesake of the Navy's first operational submarine, which was commissioned in 1900."
These ceremonies are always very emotional. If you're in the area, you owe it to yourself to attend.