I will be doing continual updates to the BRAC Blogging today as the local community comes out in force to save their shipyard. Today the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and its many workers and supporters finally did what they should have done a long time ago. The anticipated rally was everything an more. The call went out by former shipyard commander Bill McDonough to the area and they came out in droves.
Former shipyard commander Bill McDonough called on Seacoast-area residents to take action and tell the visiting Base Realignment and Closure Commission members why the area’s largest employer should remain open.
Thousands of shipyard workers, friends, family and supports lines the streets of Kittery, Maine to welcome the BRAC commission to give one last plea to “SAVE OUR SHIPYARD“. As critical as I have been in the past of the public lack of support in past rallies; this was impressive. Much more to follow. Check out some of the BRAC video from the local NECN crew I was hanging out with today.