GALVESTON ISLAND, TX – The Park Board of Trustees and Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a tribute to military veterans on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2007, 1 PM, at Seawolf Park.
The ceremony will include presentations from all branches of the military, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, and a special performance by the Galveston Catholic School Choir.
Following the Veterans Day tribute, special recognition will be given to the USS STEWART for recently being inducted into the National Register of Historic Places by the Texas Historical Commission.
Formally donated to Seawolf Park in 1972, restoration of the STEWART is a major project of the Save Our Ship Program. The Program is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers and veterans who donate their talents and skills to restoring and maintaining the stately vessel. They meet the second week of each month to work on the ship, and to act as tour guides. Approximately 600 Navy veterans nationwide have a special interest in STEWART and are committed to keeping her valiant service memory alive. Plaques from the Teas Historical Commission and the Texas Naval Foundation
will be will be presented at the recognition ceremony.
The Veterans Day event is presented by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Save A Ship Program which strives to preserve our history through an aggressive restoration of a military display located at Seawolf Park. Included in the display, and on exhibit daily, are the World War II submarine, USS CAVALLA SS (K) 244, and one of only two existing destroyer escorts, the USS STEWART DE-238.
There is no charge to attend the event, and the Park Board of Trustees will waive admission and parking fees at Seawolf Park for Veterans Day. The public is cordially invited to attend and military dress is encouraged.
For additional information call (409) 770-3196 or go to www.galveston.com.