USS Blue Ridge To Visit RP

USS Blue Ridge To Visit RP
May 18th, 2008  
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USS Blue Ridge To Visit RP
Philippine Star
May 18, 2008
The USS Blue Ridge, the flagship of the United States Seventh Fleet, will visit Manila on Thursday for a goodwill mission, the US Embassy in Manila said.
The embassy said that the goodwill visit from May 22-25 continues the longstanding military, historical and personal ties between the Philippines and the US as well as the continued commitment to work together to assist people in need of humanitarian aid.
During the visit, the Blue Ridge (LCC 19) will deliver goods donated by Americans such as clothes, toys, food and medical supplies to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution to communities that need the supplies.
In addition, its crew will help construct homes for local citizens at Gawad Kalinga sites in Metro Manila.
In observance of the US Memorial Day, the shipís officers and crew will also visit the American Battle Monument and Cemetery in Taguig to pay homage to American and Philippine military personnel who died fighting for freedom.
The US Seventh Fleet Band, embarked on the Blue Ridge, will hold two free public concerts at Robinsonís Midtown Mall in Ermita on May 23 at 6 p.m., and at the Mall of Asia on Macapagal Avenue on May 24 at 6 p.m.
The free concerts are open to the public. Composed of 21 talented US Navy musicians, the band will play a diverse range of American music from pop to rhythm and blues, from country to rock-and-roll.
-- Pia Lee-Brago

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