Our USS North Dakota hosted a party on Saturday afternoon after the commissioning ceremony at the Mystic Marriott Hotel for all North Dakotans.
The Bismarck Mandan Elks Chorus sang two sets of three songs each at the Saturday afternoon North Dakota Contingent Party.
Captain Gordon finally got a chance to enjoy lunch.
Senator John Hoeven, Will Swearson and Senator Ray Holmberg.
Our Groton area USSND Committee member Carol Schwenk was recognized for all of her work as our local point of contact and shipment address.
Senator John Hoeven greets all the North Dakotans and members of the crew and the spouses.
Governor Dalrymple called everyone to assemble for a group photo to memorialize this great commissioning of our 2nd US Navy warship named for our state.
Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce President and our USSND Treasurer thanks everyone for all of their support and for making this commissioning so great for us all.
Captain Doug Gordon and Ship’s Sponsor Katie Fowler flank World War II submarine sailor George Hayden.