GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT AND CONGRESSMAN PETER WELCH TO BRING VERMONTERS TO USS VERMONT CHRISTENING
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Congressman Peter Welch will represent Vermont at the christening of the USS Vermont on Saturday, October 20 in Groton, Connecticut.
The Virginia-class submarine will commemorate the history between the U.S. Navy and the State of Vermont. It will be the third vessel named after the state in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Space at the event was limited, but to mark the occasion and honor Vermont’s Navy veterans, Scott and Welch collaborated to secure invitations for more than two dozen Vermont veterans and their families to attend the christening ceremony.
Scott and Welch noted they would have liked to include more Vermonters but appreciated the opportunity to share this experience with a number of veterans and their families, stating, “Our long-standing partnership with the Navy is an important part of Vermont’s history and the USS Vermont continues that proud tradition. We thank the many Vermonters who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. Navy. We appreciate this opportunity to honor that service in celebration of this new vessel.”