Every fall the Kitsap County pauses to remember and honor our veterans. Over the years our ceremony has grown to be the largest in the State with over 1500 attending. This ceremony is the combined effort of over 40 organizations. Vintage military uniforms and vehicles were on display.
Rear Admiral David Kriete, Commander Submarine Group Nine and Guy Stitt, Bremerton Navy League Ambassador served as the co-MCs. County Commissioner Robert Gelder introduced all of the Military and Political dignitaries including Representive Derek Kilmer. The Bremerton High School Marching Band provided the music. This year, the keynote speaker was Rev. Willie Tart (USAF-Ret), Author of “Unwavering Strength”.
While attending the ceremony the Crew of the PCU Washington SSN-787 had an opportunity to meet with Representative Derek Kilmer who is an honorary Co-Chairman of the USS Washington Commissioning Committee.