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Admiral Samuel Gravely Award
February 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Welcome to the Gravely Celebration Experience!
Acquire your Boarding Pass to the Fourth Annual Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership & Service Award Celebration, a Man of Many Firsts.
Please join us aboard the Battleship IOWA Museum as we honor Mr. Antwone Fisher, award winning film and literary writer. Sharing the stage will be our Student Essay Contest winners, who have explored VADM Gravely’s motto: Education, Motivation & Perseverance.
The celebration experience launches on the fantail of the Battleship IOWA with a Sunset Reception at 5:30 PM, setting the stage for the starlit Award Program at 6:30 PM.
The VADM Samuel L. Gravely Jr. Leadership & Service Award, which is conferred annually, recognizes African-American leaders in Southern California who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.
This event is part of “IOWA Remembers,” the annual series of tributes and ceremonies presented by PBC aboard Battleship IOWA. The series advances PBC’s mission to “Celebrate the American Spirit” by marking national, military and naval dates of importance