Former President George H. W. Bush will serve as the keel authenticator and keynote speaker for the the keel laying ceremony for the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush (CVN 77
) at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector Saturday, Sept. 6. Former First Lady Barbara Bush will also attend with their daughter,
Doro Bush Koch, the ship's sponsor.
Other ceremony participants include Northrop Grumman Newport News President Tom Schievelbein; Secretary of the Navy (Acting) H. T.
Johnson; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark; Virginia Sen. John
W. Warner; and retired Navy Adm. James L. Holloway III