Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans

 

 

 

 

Thresher Base was chartered on

November 15, 1989 to perpetuate

the memories and honor the legacy

of the 129 gallant men

lost aboard USS Thresher

on April 10, 1963

Future Events

Thresher Base holds six regular meetings per year on the third Saturday of the months of January, March, May, July. September & November. Additionally, Thresher Base hosts a Memorial Day service at Albacore Park as well as the Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service, held on the Saturday closest to April 10.

Sunday, November 10 @ 1400:

Veterans Day Concert with Presentation on USS Thresher and the USS Thresher ANC Memorial Dedication

Timberland Performing Arts Center

40 Greenough Rd., Plaistow, NH

 

The Timberlane Community Concert Band and Concert Chorus will be presenting a free concert to honor area veterans and their families on Sunday, November 10 at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center beginning at 2 p.m.  The concert will feature a program of music that honors our nation and our veterans.

 

In addition, there will be a guest speaker who will present a brief history on the loss of the submarine, USS Thresher (SSN 593) and the recent dedication of a permanent memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Kevin Galeaz, President of the ANC Memorial Foundation will present an overview of both the tragedy and the memorial which was dedicated on September 26, 2019.

 

There will be additional remarks by local dignitaries to recognize our local veterans.

 

The Timberlane Performing Arts Center is located at 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH. Admission is free and the event is open to all. For more information contact the box office (603) 257-5257 or visit online at www.timberlanepac.org.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 1200:

November Thresher Base Meeting

Newicks Lobster House

431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH

Join your fellow Thresher Base members at the November 2019  meeting on Saturday, November 16 @ 1200 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH.

 

A self-pay luncheon will be served with orders taken when you arrive.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 1200:

Wreaths Across America Ceremony

USS Albacore Museum & Memorial Garden

600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH

Join with us on Saturday December 14, 2019 @ 1200 for the 2019 Wreaths Across America Ceremony. The ceremony serves to REMEMBER our fallen US. Veterans, HONOR those who serve, and TEACH your children the value of freedom.

 

The short indoor ceremony will be held in the USS Albacore Museum followed by an outdoor wreath laying at the USS Albacore Memorial Garden. The USS Albacore Museum and Memorial Garden are located at 600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH.

 

This ceremony is held coincident with more than 1600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad, including Arlington National Cemetery.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 1200:

January Thresher Base Meeting

Newicks Lobster House

431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH

Join your fellow Thresher Base members at the January 2020  meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 1200 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH.

 

A self-pay luncheon will be served with orders taken when you arrive.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 1200:

Joint Thresher Base & USS Maine Base Meeting

Newicks Lobster House

431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH

Join your fellow Thresher Base & USS Maine Base members at the March 2020 joint meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 1200 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH.

 

A self-pay luncheon will be served with orders taken when you arrive.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 1230:

57th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service

R.W. Traip Academy

12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME

The 57th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 11, 2020 at the R.W. Traip Academy Auditorium .

 

The former crew will be on stage at 1230 to answer questions from the USS Thresher family members regarding their loved ones in a presentation titled "Memories of the Men Lost from the Men who Served With Them"

 

The memorial service will begin at 1300 followed by a wreath laying ceremony behind the school  on the Piscataqua River directly across from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

 

R.W. Traip Academy is located at 12 Williams Avenue, Kittery, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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