The SS United States Conservancy, its friends and supporters celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the SS United States' maiden voyage (July 3rd,1952). The event was held at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia on June 15, 2012. Cardno ATC is the environmental consultant to the Conservancy.
NFL Coach Dick Vermeil was awarded the "National Flagship Champion Medal" for his support of the ship and his Public Service Announcements (PSA) on behalf of the Conservancy. Speakers include Charles Anderson, President; Susan Gibbs, Executive Director; Dan McSweeney, Managing Director, SSUS Redevelopment Project; Mark Byers, SSUSC Board Member; and Coach Vermeil.
A special pre-screening of "SS United States: Made in America" was presented. This work-in-progress film is directed by Robert Radler and produced by Mark Perry. "Symbol of America" was written by Jimmy Maraventano and is performed by Jimmy and the Parrots. Dick Vermeil PSA courtesy of John Johnson, National Creative Group. Graphics by Greg Shutters.
The evening culminated with a lighting of the big ship's funnels and bridge. A splendid time was had by all.
Support the SSUS Conservancy at ssunitedstatesconservancy.org
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