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June 9, 2008
Providence crew visits Providence city today
Providence, the city, will host crew of Providence, the submarine, today.
The crew of the USS Providence, a Los Angeles-class sub, is slated to visit for one day.
The reason? To "renew and further strengthen the bond of friendship between Providence sailors and the residents of its namesake city," according to a news release.
Scheduled are a “U.S.S. Providence Day” proclamation from the mayor's office, crew member visits to St. Joseph Living Center and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, a speaking engagement with the Providence Rotary Club, a Navy League reception and a Pawtucket Red Sox ball game.
“We’ve enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with the city of Providence,” Michael Holland, the U.S.S. Providence's commander, said in the statement.
“USS Providence Day gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation to the city that has supported us for more than 20 years.”
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
Posted by Mike McKinney at 9:03 AM | Permalink
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