Memorial Day

[Post by Chuck Krugh, May 25, 2023]

As we approach the first big holiday of the summer season, Memorial Day, I wanted to take a few minutes to remember the importance of this occasion. Memorial Day is the day that we remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, our way of life, our beliefs, our values and our families. They paid the ultimate price so that others would not have to. To them we owe a debt of gratitude and respect! I ask that you take a few minutes on Monday during whatever festivities you have going on to reflect on how lucky we are because of the sacrifices they made.

I know a lot of you will be taking off at least a three-day weekend and some maybe a four-day weekend because we’re finally into some warmer weather. It’s also a great time to gather with family and friends around the barbeque or smoker sharing stories, memories and – certainly – good food. I hope you have a great weekend!

To honor those who sacrificed and to show our appreciation to their families, Bath Iron Works will fly the American flag from each of our cranes this weekend in their memory and as a sign of our gratitude. You will probably see the Crane Team start raising the flags this week as we prepare for the long weekend.

If you didn’t see it last year when we flew the flags for September 11, it would be a great time to drive by the facility with your family. It’s an impressive sight! If you can’t make it, keep an eye on the shipyard’s social media accounts where we’ll be sharing the images.

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the time off, get some rest, enjoy time with friends and family and please remember those who gave all!

See you on the deckplates!

Safely Execute High-Quality Work

President, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

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