Tim Noonis, son of Thresher crewman RMC Walter J. Noonis, and
Thresher Memorial Project Honoroary Groupmember, presents $1,500.00 from
Unitil Service Corporation to Project Group spokesperson D. Allan Kerr
“Unitil is pleased to contribute to this memorial in honor of
those lost aboard the nuclear submarine, USS Thresher.
This memorial is not only a fitting tribute to those lost on
the Thresher, but to all of our men and women serving in uniform that their
sacrifices and the hardships endured by
their family will always be remembered.
Unitil would like to acknowledge the fortitude and dedication
of the memorial committee for seeing this project through from start to finish.
We would also like to recognize the leadership of the Kittery
town government and to the citizens of Kittery for allowing this memorial to
grace their town.
Finally, Unitil would like to thank the management and
workforce of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard who dedicate themselves daily to the
efficient and painstaking detail of maintaining our submarine fleet and thereby
keep our nation safe.”