USS Providence Visits Namesake City

Thursday, June 12, 2008

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers, Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs
The Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) and residents celebrated their namesake relationship during "USS Providence Day" June 9.
"USS Providence Day" is a one-day community outreach effort designed to foster the relationship between residents and their namesake submarine.
"We've enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with the city of ," said Cmdr. Michael Holland, commanding officer. "'USS Providence Day' gave us the opportunity to show our appreciation to the city that has supported us for more than 20 years."
"USS Day" was composed of numerous outreach events, including engagements with area business and civic leaders and visits to local organizations. The event was kicked off with a Mayoral Proclamation, declaring June 9 as "USS Providence Day."
Providence Mayor David Cicilline expressed the city's enduring support to their namesake ship and "encouraged each and every citizen to extend a most cordial and sincere welcome to the participants of the USS Providence."
During a visit to the , crew members toured the facility and spoke with patients.
"This is just a great day for me," said Army veteran and patient Thomas Quartino. "Not only do I get to have visitors from , but I also get discharged today."
Crew members also attended a Pawtucket Red Sox ball game hosted by the Newport County Council of the Navy League.
"It's a pleasure to have you here," said Mike Slein of the Navy League, during the pregame reception. "We appreciate everything you do for us."
Other events included a luncheon with residents of the and a speaking engagement with the Providence Rotary Club.

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