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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
Sheldon H. Kinney, president,
State University of New York
Maritime College —1974, and
Frank 0. Braynard, Father of
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
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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
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