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2012 Naval Historical Foundation Annual Meeting
June 23, 2012 @ 11:30 am
Join the members of the Naval Historical Foundation at the historic Washington Navy Yard for its 87th Annual Meeting. Guests will assemble at the National Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery (Building 70, see Washington Navy Yard map below) at 11:30 am for a buffet lunch, followed by a short business meeting to update all present on naval history program highlights over the past year. At approximately 12:30 pm, Foundation and Navy Museum representatives will cut the ribbon on a new exhibit depicting an exciting Vietnam War incident—“Into the Lion’s Den.” Special guest and Chairman Emeritus Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.), who was present as Commander Seventh Fleet on that busy night in August 1972 on the bridge of heavy cruiser USS Newport News as she fought her way out of Haiphong Harbor, will address the guests with his reflections on the battle. Members and guests will have opportunities to tour the Cold War Gallery and main Museum exhibits, sample the wares of the recently rejuvenated Navy Museum Store, and sign up for a tour of Washington Navy Yard historic sites.