U.S.S. ARIZONA FLAG DONATED

This article and photograph first appeared in the L.W.M.A.'s newspaper, "The Sentinel", in the December 1993 edition.


U.S.S. ARIZONA FLAG
- Donation of Flag -

Battallion Commander Justin Goodwin,
Mrs Myrtle Langley,
and COL Albert Hovey


Lyman Ward Military Academy was the recent recipient of a flag, which flew over the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for one week, starting December 7, 1992. The flag was donated to the academy by Frank Zobel, Class of 1934.

The memorial in Hawaii was built to commemorate the memory of more than eleven hundred men entombed within the wreckage and the survivors of that fateful day, December 7, 1941.

Frank Zobel was enrolled in at S.I.I. (now LWMA) for five years before graduating. He served thirty-five years in the Navy with active service abroad aircraft carriers. His assignments included the Staff of Commanding Officers and Admirals Tasks Groups at sea. From 1935-41 he was assigned to the U.S.S. Arizona. He is presently retired, living in San Diego, California, and serves as Secretary of the U.S.S. Arizona Reunion Association, Inc.

Mrs. Myrtle W. Langley presented the flag to the academy, representing Mr. Zobel. The flag was presented to Battalion Commander, Justin Goodwin and Col. Albert Hovey, President of Lyman Ward.

At reveille, the flag was raised on the flagpole in front of Headquarters Building by the Color Guard. It was raised to full peak on the flagpole, then lowered to half-mast for a moment in memory of those who lost their lives that day. The flag was then raised to full mast again.

Each year, on December 7, this flag will be used at Lyman Ward to commemorate this event.

The academy wishes to thank Mr. Zobel for his donation. It will be used and cherished for many years to come.



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