Submariners Tolling for the Boats Ceremony - 2024-May-25

Basic event info
Event date: 
May 25 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Buffalo & Erie County Naval Park
1 Naval, Marina Park S.
14202 Buffalo , NY
United States
New York US
Public event fields

Friends of Harmony have been asked to provide music for this ceremony, as in years past.

We usually sing our patriotic package: National Anthem / Armed Forces Medley / America the Beautiful / Eternal Father / God Bless America / What a Wonderful World

Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What is the Tolling for the Boats Ceremony?

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII originally established the “Tolling for the Boats” Ceremony. It is a unique and time-honored memorial service and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Navy. In the ceremony, the names of each of the U.S. submarines lost, along with the fate of its crew, are read aloud as a ship’s bell is tolled for each in turn. The tolling of the bell reminds us of the debt of gratitude we owe to both our departed shipmates and to those in active service, who guard our country, while serving silently under the sea.

The USSVI Buffalo Base Sub Vets will host their Tolling for the Boats Ceremony on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00pm in the Pavilion across from the USS Croaker (in between the Vietnam Memorial and the Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial)