Battleship Mighty Mo hosts special 9/11 re-enlistment

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Re-enlistment ceremony on USS Missouri

Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial
Rear Admiral Alma M. Grocki, deputy chief of staff for Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, serves as the re-enlisting officer for a joint service ceremony on the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11.

Battleship USS Missouri Memorial
News Release

PEARL HARBOR — A special joint service re-enlistment ceremony for 31 service members took place on the USS Missouri’s forward main deck under the big guns of Turret One, Sept. 11.

Re-enlisting service members were invited to fly their own national ensigns and received a commemorative flag certificate from the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

“Today, we take a moment to reflect upon the tragic events that forever changed our nation and remember the lives taken during the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon,” said Michael Carr, president and CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

“Our utmost gratitude goes out to our men and women in uniform who defend our country and work tirelessly to safeguard our lives and liberty every day,” Carr said. “We also extend our appreciation to the families of these Soldiers who share their loved ones so that we can live in a safer, more secure world.”

Rear Admiral Alma M. Grocki, deputy chief of staff for fleet maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, administered the re-enlistment oath to the warriors who recommitted themselves protecting the nation’s freedom.

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