Starting at 11 am, this free ceremony will be held aboard the USS Laffey at Patriots Point and will include remarks from former crew members.
The Laffey is the last remaining Sumner-class destroyer and well known for its role in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. During the battle, the ship was hit by six kamikazes and three bombs. Within 90-minutes, 32 men were killed. Despite sustaining heavy damage, the Laffey was able to remain afloat and earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Laffey crew members will offer guided tours of the ship.
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