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Cavalla Historical Foundation
News Release
Thursday, May 19, 2011

 
Memorial Day Ceremony at Seawolf Park to Honor Fallen Soldiers
Cavalla Historical Foundation to Hold Ceremony at Site of Historic Warships

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas – The Cavalla Historical Foundation will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30 at Seawolf Park in Galveston.

The event will be
held at the site of two historic World War II ships – the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart – in the park’s Memorial Plaza. The Memorial Day Ceremony at Seawolf Park has become a Galveston tradition, where veterans and citizens come together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States. Flier

The ceremony will include:

• Speakers from various military branches

• “Tolling of the Bell” in remembrance of submarines and crews lost at war

• “Laying of the Wreath” ritual in Galveston Harbor

The hour-long ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.  Admission and parking is free (10:30 am- 11:30 am).

About the Cavalla Historical Foundation
The Cavalla Historical Foundation was founded in 1999. The purpose of the foundation is to Preserve and Promote the USS Cavalla 244 and the USS Stewart 238. As part of its educational program, the foundation provides sleepover opportunities on the warships. More than 2,500 youth and adults have participated in the sleepover experience. For more information on CHF, visit www.cavalla244.org.

About Seawolf Park
Seawolf Park is managed by the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees. It features a three story pavilion, the USS Cavalla World War II submarine, the USS Stewart destroyer escort, a fishing pier, picnic area and a playground. The USS Cavalla is berthed in Seawolf Park as a memorial to the lost submarine, USS Seawolf. The USS Stewart is recognized in the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of only three destroyer escorts left in the world.




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