Veterans Memorial Park Dedication

Charles R. Ware Memorial

June 8, 2002


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 isn't free".

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.