[Vision2020] Navy to Honor 100th Anniversary of Great White Fleet

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Thu Dec 13 11:41:14 PST 2007

>From the Department of Defense Public Affairs Office -


Navy to Honor 100th Anniversary of Great White Fleet


Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary
Roughead will host a ceremony to honor the 100th anniversary of President
Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet deployment on Saturday, Dec. 15,
2007, at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held aboard the aircraft carrier USS
Theodore Roosevelt EST. at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

The Great White Fleet departed from Hampton Roads one hundred years ago this
month. Sixteen battleships, plus auxiliary support ships and 14,000 Sailors
and Marines, embarked on the 14-month journey that covered some 43,000 miles
and made twenty port calls on six continents.  The deployment demonstrated
to the world that the United States had arrived as a significant,
outward-looking world power with peaceful intent toward every nation.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil
and steady dedication of a lifetime." 

--Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

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