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USS THRESHER (SSN 593) MEMORIALS

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USS THRESHER MEMORIALS
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LOGO DESIGNED BY KITTERY'S ROBERT W. TRAIP ACADEMY SENIOR
ALEXANDER ROTONDO
PROCLAMATION & HONORIFIC  PRESENTED TO HIM AT THE  KITTERY SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING, JAN 02, 2013

BY ALL THESE PRESENTS BE IT KNOWN THAT,on April 10th 1963, USS THRESHER (SSN 593), built and homeported in Kittery, was lost in the Gulf of Maine during a post-overhaul test dive along with the 129 gallant crew, officers, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard employees, and,


WHEREAS,  this tragic loss led directly to significant changes in the Navy’s submarine safety programs that have kept the nation’s submariners safe ever since, which sacrifice the Memorial Project serves to honor on its 50th Anniversary, and,

 

WHEREAS,   Traip Academy student Alexander Rotondo did create and  deliver to the Thresher Memorial Project his original commemorative logo design, and,


WHEREAS,  his design’s dignified and stately concept conveys a simple, subtle, and unobtrusive elegance, resonating in viewers’ minds in keeping with their own honoring of the 129 men lost in the worst submarine disaster the world has ever known that fateful day, so then,

 

BE IT HEREBY and HEREIN PROCLAIMED,that the Thresher Memorial Project Group does select Alex’s design as the official 50th Anniversary Memorial Project logo, and does accord him this honorific as a token of our grateful  appreciation.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,on this the 2nd day of January, 2013, in and of the Town of Kittery, County of York, State of Maine, I do set my sign, and affix hereto,as affirmation by the Thresher Memorial Project.


D. Allan Kerr

Thresher Memorial Project Group