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Opening Ceremonies

Over 150 people came to participate in the burial ceremony of the Data Systems Rating.
Guests were invited to sign the register and were asked to be seated.

The honor guard solemnly moved the coffin for final preparations.

Master of Ceremonies, DSCM(SW) Dan McArdle gave the eulogy, which included
the birth, evolution, and eventual disestablishment of the rating.

DSCM(SW) McArdle called upon the honor guard to retire the colors and
then presented the flag to the oldest (former or current) Data System Technician present.