Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to US Navy Naming Ship for Burlington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2013
Contact:  Mike Kanarick
                802.735.7962

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to US Navy Naming Ship for Burlington

“When Secretary Mabus called today, I was both pleased and surprised to learn that the Navy has decided to name a new ship for Burlington, Vermont.  Our City has a rich history, including a rich naval history.  Our citizens have built a thriving community on the shores of a beautiful lake, and we even have been called one of America's most livable cities.  On behalf of the people of Burlington, we welcome the honor and distinction that this naming represents.  Burlington will have a special bond with all who serve on the USNS Burlington.  We wish them well and safe passage, and we thank them for their service to our nation.”

*The US Navy’s media release may be found here.

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Press Release Date: 
06/06/2013
City Department: 
Mayor's Office