Memorial cruise on the Jeremiah O’Brien
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Sunday 22 May for its annual cruise in the Bay of San Francisco in memory of sailors and soldiers that died for their country, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ship, the last operational in the world, has hosted two French delegations: one came from Normandy, headed by the mayor of Arromanches, Patrick Garden and the Director of the Museum of the Landing of the city, Colonel Gerard Legout; the other delegation, the Association For Sailors, was led by President Pierre Léaustic, General Officer (2S) of the Navy, and Pierre Layec, formerly of French Liberty Ships.
A charter between the Memorial National Marine who died for France, located in Plougonvelin (Pointe St Mathieu, Finistère) and the National Memorial SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ships, Jeremiah O’Brien,
was signed on that occasion by Carl Nolte, Chairman of the building, and Pierre Léaustic, representing the French monument. The Consul General of France, Mr. Roman Sermain was present at the ceremonies.