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A Day For Shipbuilders: Caroline Kennedy Christens The USS John F. Kennedy


Added 12-07-19 07:06:03am EST - “The ship's high-profile christening marks a day of recognition for the thousands of workers that have participated in the project over more than five years.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A Day For Shipbuilders: Caroline Kennedy Christens The USS John F. Kennedy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A day before the christening of the USS John F. Kennedy, welders Hector Valencia (left) and Hamilton Haynes (right) with Newport News Shipbuilding smoothed recently welded metal railings near the edge of where thousands will gather to celebrate the event. Rebecca Feldhaus Adams/WHRO hide caption

A day before the christening of the USS John F. Kennedy, welders Hector Valencia (left) and Hamilton Haynes (right) with Newport News Shipbuilding smoothed recently welded metal railings near the edge of where thousands will gather to celebrate the event.

The last time Caroline Kennedy led an aircraft carrier christening, she was 9 years old. Fifity-two years later, she'll be the one breaking the bottle against the bow of the USS John F. Kennedy as her mother Jacqueline previously did.

Ambassador Kennedy and her family will join an estimated 20,000 guests on Saturday to officially christen the new ship.

And as the famous family arrives in Newport News, Va., for the invite-only ceremony, the men and women who built the ship are marking the moment.

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