THE DEDICATION CEREMONY, MAY 27th, 2000
Memorial on May 27th, 2000, prior to the Dedication Ceremony.
Unveiling of the Plaque.
Emily (McClintock) Gibson, daughter of Captain D. H. McClintock,
Christening the Memorial with a bottle of champagne and the words, "I christen
Miriamne (Claggett) Vickery, daughter of Captain B. D. Claggett,
Christening the Memorial with another bottle of champagne and the words,
"I christen thee Dace."
Seated, Left to Right: Emily (McClintock) Gibson, Miriamne (Claggett)
Vickery, Dr. Charles Wright, Right Reverend John Burt, Captain Bladen D.
Claggett, Captain David H. McClintock. Captain Arthur Bennett, USN, Retired,
BU1 Mark Oliver, USNR, at the podium, sang the "Navy Hymn."
Right Reverend John Burt giving the Benediction at the close
of the Ceremony.
A view of the Memorial and some of the more than 800 attendees
of the Dedication Ceremony.
(Photos and/or Images Courtesy of Dr. Charles Wright, Co-Chairman
of the McClintock Recognition Committee; John Mansfield, RM2(SS), Menhaden,
1963-65; and Roy Leonhardt, EM2(SS), Menhaden, 1970-71)