The Honorable Susan Morrisey Livingston, Under
Secretary of the Navy arrives in Athens, TN for the dedication
of the Veterans Memorial Park.
During the ceremony the Under Secretary of the
Navy gave an empowering speech reminding us that "freedom
The Charles R. Ware monument was unveiled during
the ceremony and pictured above are several previous USS Charles
R. Ware DD-865 shipmates. During her speech, Under Secretary
of the Navy said, "To the USS Ware veterans I salute each
and every one of you and thank you and every other veteran here
today for serving our country."
Ending the ceremony was an emotional flyover
by the FA18 Blue Dolphins in the Missing Man formation in honor
of Charles R. Ware.