I took La to the Commissioning Ceremony for the USS Stockdale. They had it right in my backyard (UCT TWO) - the place where we jump in for training dives.
Some great speakers reflecting on the American Spirit as embodied by VADM Stockdale and his 7 years as a POW. Watching a ship come to life is an awesome event. This was my second viewing - USS Arleigh Burke was my first (I was a Midshipman aboard USS Anzio in Norfolk).