The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Wayne E. Meyer, during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pa. Adm. Mike Mullen
, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the ceremony's principal address.
Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations and the first officer to have commanded both an Aegis cruiser and destroyer, will also deliver remarks.
Anna Mae Meyer will serve as sponsor of the ship named for her late husband.
The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when she gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” See news release