As U.S. Navy Captain Ronald Ravelo, the commanding officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln notes, the aircrafrt carrier turns 25 today on Veterans Day.
This Veterans Day, we take time to honor our men and women who have served in our armed forces in the defense of our nation. Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, when the main hostilities were silenced. Congress modified the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day on Nov. 8, 1954. This November, the crew of USS Abraham Lincoln, both past and present, remembers another special anniversary – the commissioning of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
On this day nearly 25 years ago, with an estimated 18,000 guests in attendance, USS Abraham Lincoln was commissioned at Norfolk Naval Base, Pier 12.
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