Mayor’s Office

Secretary of the Navy to Host Ship-Naming Ceremony in Vermont

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014 [Advisory: 1402]

Contact: CDR Sarah Self-Kyler, Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Secretary of the Navy 
Voice:    (703) 697-7491
E‐mail:   sarah.self-kyler@navy.mil

Contact: Mike Kanarick, Chief of Staff to Mayor Miro Weinberger
Voice:    (802) 735-7962
E-mail:   mike@burlingtonvt.gov

MEDIA ADVISORY

Secretary of the Navy to Host Ship-Naming Ceremony in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vermont – Media are invited to attend a ship-naming ceremony hosted by Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.

The ceremony will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 18 at the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial in Burlington, just south of the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. 

A March 3, 1819, act of Congress formally placed the responsibility for assigning names to the Navy's ships in the hands of the Secretary of the Navy, a prerogative which he will exercise during Thursday’s ceremony.

Ship names are conditioned by factors such as the categories of ships now being built; the distribution of geographic names of ships of the Fleet; names borne by previous ships which distinguished themselves in service; names recommended by individuals and groups; and names of naval leaders, national figures, and deceased members of the Navy and Marine Corps who have been honored for heroism in war or for extraordinary achievement in peace.

For more information on ship naming in the United States Navy visit: www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq63-1.htm

For more information on the Secretary of the Navy visit: www.navy.mil/secnav/index.asp

Following the ceremony, Secretary Mabus and Mayor Weinberger will be available to speak to media.

For planning purposes, media members are asked to confirm attendance with either Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler at sarah.self-kyler@navy.mil or (703) 697-7491 or Jennifer Kaulius at jennifer@burlingtonvt.gov or (802) 865-7272.

 

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Press Release Date: 
09/18/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office