♪♪♪ Happy Birthday, RMS Queen Mary ♪♪♪
Queen Mary sailed her maiden voyage on May 27, 1936, participated in the war, and has been a permanent feature in Long Beach, California since her retirement in 1967. For almost 30 years she was the reigning Queen of the oceans, held the Blue Riband for the fastest Transatlantic Crossing and truly was the most famous ocean liner of her times. Sadly she is now a frail and ailing elderly dame, sitting in her retirement home in Long Beach and being neglected in her care.
Supporters in the UK already marked her anniversary with a weekend celebration Sep 11-12 at the superb Nunsmere Hall, Oakmere. In Long Beach the Steamship Historical Society invites to an anniversay dinner on board Queen Mary on September 26. If you are in the Los Angeles area or happen to visit the Queen Mary on Saturday, why not join? Attached is a flyer regarding the 75th anniversary dinner aboard the Queen Mary. The gathering will be in Sir Winston’s restaurant, situated just above the Verandah Grill. Any profits made from the dinner will benefit the education program (SSHSA) which brings school children to the Queen Mary to educate them about maritime history. Download invitation flyer