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    160416-N-BK435-161 [Image 66 of 111]

    160416-N-BK435-161

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    04.16.2016

    Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Starr 

    U.S. Navy           

    160416-N-BK435-161
    WASHINGTON (April 16, 2016) People watch Seaman Benjamin Dagostino, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, pour water from the Seven Seas and Great Lakes into the surrounding fountains outside the U.S. Navy Memorial for the 25th Annual Blessing of the Fleets ceremony. The Blessing of the Fleets ritual is intended to safeguard crews and ships from the danger of the seas through a blessing given by a clergyman at the water’s edge. During the ceremony, Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Ceremonial Guard and Marines from the U.S. Marine Barracks, Washington, DC, proceeded across the outdoor plaza’s “Granite Sea” and poured the water into the surrounding fountains, “charging” them to life and welcoming the spring season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr/Released)

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    Date Taken: 04.16.2016
    Date Posted: 05.03.2016 14:17
    Photo ID: 2566264
    VIRIN: 160416-N-BK435-161
    Resolution: 6976x4656
    Size: 3.85 MB
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 

    Web Views: 35
    Downloads: 14

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