Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans

 

52nd Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service

Program

Part I: Speakers & Tolling of the Bells

 

• Greeting: Jerome (Jerry) Schock, Master of Ceremonies, USSVI Thresher Base Eagle Scout Coordinator

• Presentation of Colors: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Color Guard

• Pledge of Allegiance: All Hands

• National Anthem: Lori Arsenault & Debra Henderson, Daughters of  Chief Engineman Tilmon Joseph Arsenault, USS Thresher

• Invocation: LT Ian Underhile, CHC, USN, Chaplain

• Introductory Remarks: Captain William Greene, Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

• USS Thresher Family Member Speaker: Beverly Currier, Daughter of  Paul Chevalier Currier, Ship Progressman Machinist,         Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

• Keynote Speaker: Captain Joseph F. Yurso, Former Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, USN Retired

• Navy Hymn: Lori Arsenault & Debra Henderson, Daughters of Chief Engineman Tilmon Joseph Arsenault, USS Thresher

• Tolling of the Bells

Reader #1: Kevin Galeaz, USSVI Thresher Base Commander

Reader #2: John Riemenschneider, USS Thresher Former Crew Member

Bell Toller: Robert Flannery, USSVI Thresher Base

Bagpiper: Patrick Boyle, Piper

• Closing Remarks: Jerome (Jerry) Schock, Master of Ceremonies, USSVI Thresher Base Eagle Scout Coordinator

• Benediction: LT Ian Underhile, CHC, USN, Chaplain

Part II: Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

• Prayer: LT Ian Underhile, CHC, USN, Chaplain

• Gun Salute: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Honor Guard

• Laying of the Wreaths

Family of Electrician's Mate Second Class Richard William Jones, USS Thresher

Betsy Stephenson (Sister) & Barbara Courage

Norma Levasseur (Cousin)

Lennox Levasseur (Cousin)

Rita Bryand (Cousin)

Joanne McKenney (Cousin)

• Amazing Grace: Patrick Boyle, Piper

• Taps: Jim Clark, Trumpeter

• Navy Hymn: Patrick Boyle, Piper

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