Gloucester 400+ “Overture” Celebration — pat morss

This year we are, of course, celebrating Gloucester’s 400+ Anniversary (the “+” is for the centuries native peoples were here before Europeans, and for the years that are yet to come). The Overture was televised locally, and the Gloucester Times had comprehensive coverage, so this is more my personal view of this opening event of the year-long celebration.

Members of multiple services and organizations uniting to present the colors.
Marching on stage.
Great pride.
Members of the Cape Ann Symphony performed pieces composed by our local Robert Bradshaw
Mayor Verga was impressed by Allessandro Shoc’s rendering of the National Anthem.
State Senator Bruce Tarr, Master of Ceremonies, introduced Joey Porcello.
Joey is Gloucester’s Ambassador to Massachussets Project 351 (each town and city).
Bruce congratulated him, as we look to the future.
Allen Estes sang Gloucester’s song “Where’d They Go?” which he wrote.
Great Energy!
Allen and Bruce are two more terrific ambassadors for Cape Ann.
State Rep Ann-Margaret Ferrante introduced Grace Carey, a student at GMGI.
Grace is an image of our faith in the next generatio.
David Walt is the charismatic co-founder of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI).
His keynote speech about Gloucester’s potential in the next century was stirring.

One thought on “Gloucester 400+ “Overture” Celebration — pat morss

  1. These photos are wonderful! Thanks for covering this special event. Would it be possible for GMGI to use these photos for future publicity?

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