United States Submarine Veterans
55th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service
USS Thresher Family & Former Crew Memorial Service Registration
The registration desk and auditorium doors open at 1100. The memorial service will begin at 1300.
Upon arrival at the R. W. Traip Academy, USS Thresher family and former crew are asked to proceed to the registration desk located near the entrance to the auditorium. Please enter the registration line associated with the first letter of the last name of the crew member you are related to.
The registrars will provide you with a custom name tag and roses to the women. In addition, you will be provided with a program and a USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Commemorative Monument Project Supporter Form to fill out prior to the start of the ceremony.
Victoria Sallade, USS Thresher Family member coordinator, will be stationed next to the registration desk to verify that your contact information is accurate, and update it if necessary.
At the entrance into the Auditorium, please place one rose petal in the baskets held by two US Navy Sea Cadets. The rose petals will be thrown in the water along with the wreath as part of the wreath laying ceremony.
Once inside the Auditorium entrance, crew members from USS Thresher (SSN-778) will escort you to the family/former crew reserved seating section.
Before departing, please drop off your filled out USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Commemorative Monument Project Supporter Form with the US Navy Sea Cadets stationed at the auditorium doors. Your forms will be mailed to Arlington National Cemetery.