Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans

 

Virtual 58th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service Program

Part I: Speakers & Tolling of the Bells

 

• Greeting: Kevin Galeaz Master of Ceremonies, Past Commander, USSVI Thresher Base

• Pledge of Allegiance: All Hands, Led by Robert Flannery, USSVI Thresher Base Chief of the Boat

• National Anthem:

All Hands, Led By Lori Arsenault & Debra Henderson, Daughters of  Tilmon J. Arsenault, ENC(SS), USS Thresher

• Invocation: Roger Retzke, USSVI Thresher Base Chaplain

• USS Thresher Family Member Speaker: Peter VanPelt Nephew of Roger Edwin VanPelt, IC1(SS) , USS Thresher

• Keynote Speaker: Captain Daniel Ettlich, 86th Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

• Navy Hymn: Lori Arsenault & Debra Henderson, Daughters of Tilmon Joseph Arsenault, ENC(SS), USS Thresher

• Tolling of the Bells

Reader #1: Jessica Parker, Granddaughter of  Wayne Wilfred Lavoie, YN1(SS) , USS Thresher

Reader #2: Patricia Violette, Executive Director, Albacore Park

Reader #3: Herman Bautzman, Junior Vice Commander, USSVI Thresher Base

Bell Toller: Robert Flannery, USSVI Thresher Base Chief of the Boat

Part II: Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

• Laying of the Wreath: Family of Paul Chevalier Currier, Ship Progressman Machinist, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Ellen Currier, Daughter

John Currier, Son

Jeremy Paul Currier, Grandson

Emma Currier, Great Granddaughter

• Echo Taps: George Stevens, Trumpeter, USSVI Thresher Base & Maddoc Johnson, Portsmouth High School Band

• The Fallen: Patrick Boyle, Piper

• Closing Remarks: Kevin Galeaz, Master of Ceremonies, Past Commander, USSVI Thresher Base

• Benediction: Roger Retzke, USSVI Thresher Base Chaplain

 

Video of the service can be viewed on our YouTube account https://youtu.be/F5fUiLQwGdg

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