Skip to comments.*Commissioning USS George H.W.Bush LIVE on C-SPAN*
Posted on 01/10/2009 9:20:06 AM PST by Syncro
Tune in now, it's in the middle of the ceremony at this time.
Hay Jim, are you watching this?
C-SPAN doesn't cut away to talking heads though.
C-SPAN Link live feed.
Really cool ceremony. Loved the flyover of the WWII aircraft that Bush flew!
I wish I’d watched it on CSPAN. The FOX reporters wouldn’t SHUT UP
“Loved the flyover of the WWII aircraft that Bush flew!”
TBF or TBM Avenger.
Northrop Grumman christened the nations 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), on October 7, 2006. The ships namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, attended the ceremony and became the first president in the shipyards 120-year history to participate in the christening of his namesake ship.
Several members of the Bush family were on hand for the special occasion, including the former presidents wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch. Mrs. Koch serves as the ships sponsor and performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ships bow during the ceremony.
President George W. Bush also attended and honored his father during the ceremony as a special guest speaker.
This morning on Fox, one of the talking heads called the ship, a Battleship. We don’t make them anymore. Must be that public edumacation.
The George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) is the 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This evolutionary ship will pave the way to a new class of carriers. Named after the nations 41st president, this powerful warship of the 21st century will feature numerous improvements and modernizations. Learn more about this state-of-the-art ship by visiting the links below.
Saw it on Fox. I felt a sense of melancholy. We might not see anything like this again for a long time. Obamalamadingdong will probably start gutting our military like a fish.
They are going sooooo Mainstream...
So what will be the next series be? bigger and by what name?
To be replayed at 8pm eastern tonite on C-SPAN
I watched this with tears in my eyes, such a moving tribute to Pres Bush 41’s service to our country. I loved it when he talked about feeling a special connection to the hand of God, when he gazed at the night sky aboard a carrier so many years ago...what a journey he has taken...and what a journey so many young servicemen are just begining. May God be with them all.
At least they talked about it, while the others ignored it.
Let's hope the need a garbage scow at that time...