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Maritime Day— (continued from page 16) upon to report on the American

Legion Robert L. Hague Merchant

Marine Achievement Award. The purpose of this award is to en- courage a continuing betterment of the American merchant marine in every segment of the merchant marine industry. The American

Bureau of Shipping was an- nounced as the award winner for the year 1977. The actual pres- entation of the trophy to Robert

T. Young, chairman of the board,

ABS, will be made later through the office of the President of the

United States. Former recipients were special dais guests, and these included Adm. John M. Will,

USN (ret.), president, Arthur

Tickle Engineering Works, Inc.— 1958; Howard Pack, vice chair- man, Seatrain Lines, Inc.—1965;

Ran Hettena, president, Maritime

Overseas Corporation—1973;

Sheldon H. Kinney, president,

State University of New York

Maritime College —1974, and

Frank 0. Braynard, Father of

OP SAIL—1976.

A highlight of the musical pro- gram was a special rendition of "Our Merchant Marine March" by its composer-lyricist Earl W.

Clark. Mr. Clark, who is 76 years old, is a former Deputy Maritime

Administrator of the United

States Maritime Administration, as well as the holder of numerous other government posts and posi- tions in the steamship industry.

The chorus, printed in the pro- gram for all to join in, went: "There's a banner in the breeze/ floating o'er the seven seas/It's the emblem of our merchant fleet/ our merchant marine/So we'll lend our heart and hand/to the com- merce of our land/as we hail the

Fourth Arm of Defense/our mer- chant marine."

The program closed with a mov- ing wreath ceremony and musical response in which wreaths to those who gave their lives serving the merchant marine were brought to the speakers' platform by spon- sors representing government, la- bor and management. The wreath sponsors included Frank Drozak, executive vice president, Sea- farer's International Union of

N.A.; Thomas Martinez, national secretary-treasurer, National

Maritime Union of America; Vice

Adm. W.F. Rea III, United States

Coast Guard Eastern Area Com- mander, and Capt. Carl W. Swen- son, executive vice president, Far- rell Lines Incorporated.

Earlier in the day, the Rev- erend Monsignor Thomas McGov- ern, Port Chaplain, New York and

New Jersey, and the Reverend

James R. Whittemore, director of the Seamen's Church Institute, officiated at an ecumenical service

July 1, 1978

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Committee, The Propeller Club of

U.S.; Capt. Thomas A. King,

Eastern Region Director, Mari- time Administration; and Rear

Adm. Arthur B. Engel, USCG (ret.), Superintendent, United

States Merchant Marine Academy.

Maritime Day is observed by law since 1933, on May 22 of each year. It commemorates the de- parture from Savannah, Ga., on that date in 1819, of the S/S Sa- vannah on the first trans-Atlantic voyage by any steamship. The

Maritime Day program opening the 1978 World Trade Week ob- servance in the Port of New

York-New Jersey is sponsored by maritime government, labor and management, including both

American and foreign-flag ship- ping companies, as well as related maritime associations and indus- tries.

Following the hour-long cere- mony in the plaza, a reception and luncheon was held for sponsors and guests at One World Trade

Center, "Oval Room."

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