Monday, September 19, 2011

Admiral Ernest J. King Weekend Wrap-up

Rear Admiral Jay A. DeLoach, USN (Ret.) addresses the crowd
It was a busy Sunday attending the dedication of both the Admiral Ernest J. King Tribute Space as well as the new Admiral Ernest J. King Elementary. Thankfully the weather was perfect.

For me, one of the highlights of the Tribute Space dedication was hearing the Lorain High School Titan Marching Band play 'Anchors Away', the fight song of my alma mater, the old Admiral King High School. Having the band march down Hamilton Ave. in front of Admiral King's birthplace was also a nice touch.

Admiral King's birthplace also looked its best in years.

Over at the dedication of the elementary school, it was good to both the bust and the painting of Admiral King from the old high school on display. Both will hopefully serve as inspiration to the students.

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