Over the weekend, Congressman Gregg Harper delivered the keynote address for the Change of Command Ceremony on board the USS John C. Stennis in San Diego, California.
The ceremony was held on August, 3rd, what would have been Senator Stennis’ 117th birthday. During his speech, Congressman Harper spoke about the legacy that Senator Stennis left with the navy and the ship that bears his name.
Honored to give the keynote address on board the USS John C. Stennis this morning in San Diego. Today, we “Look Ahead” as both Senator Stennis and this ship proudly emblazon their motto, to a new day in our military, and in the command of the USS John C. Stennis. pic.twitter.com/V7ciVcTQNi
— Gregg Harper (@GreggHarper) August 4, 2018
“It is my honor to be invited to speak at the historic Change of Command Ceremony on board the USS John C. Stennis,” said Harper. “It is with great gratitude that we honor Captain Huffman, Captain Peck, and all of those who defend our country with great patriotism, virtue, and courage.”