Navy marks 68th anniversary in Hawaii | Sunday Observer

Navy marks 68th anniversary in Hawaii

Navy personnel of ship P 626 at the port of Honolulu in Hawaii, USA
Navy personnel of ship P 626 at the port of Honolulu in Hawaii, USA

The Navy marked its 68th anniversary celebrations organising several events at the port of Honolulu in Hawaii, USA when the Navy ship P 626 went to the port.

The 110-crew members of P 626, despite the fact that they are thousands of miles away from the motherland, marked the 68th Navy Day, in keeping with naval traditions, on December 9.

The morning divisions were inspected and the Navy Day message was read by the Executive Officers of the ship, Commander Indika de Silva.

Officers, sailors and invitees from US Coast Guard vessels participated in traditional luncheon onboard the ship. Naval Secretary to the Commander of the Navy, Captain Achala Silva was also present.

The crew members undertook cleaning, painting and giving a facelift to the Sacred Falls International Meditation Centre in Hawaii on December 8, amid their busy schedule in preparing the ship safe to sail home in February 2019.

The meritorious act by the ship’s crew was the first community service initiative of such nature by a group of Sri Lankans, in Hawaiian Islands. Buddhist Centre Chief Prelate, Ven. Gnanadhara Thera and Ven. Athale Sumane Thera invoked blessings on Navy personnel.

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