USS Duluth Crewmembers Raise Ship’s Flag Thursday
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The Members of the USS Duluth crew will hold a flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Duluth along with a reunion.
The ceremony is open to the public and will feature the flag flown over the ship between 2002 and 2004. The ceremony will begin at 9 am on June 13th. The flag will remain in City Hall through June 15th and there will be a reunion of Navy and Marine Corps vets who served on the USS Duluth. Also participating in the ceremony will be the Duluth Honor Guard, the Twin Ports Division Navy Cadets, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.
The flag flew from the ship’s mast during a six-month overseas deployment in that timeframe. Sometimes called a Holiday Ensign, the flag is known historically as a “Battle Ensign.” The USS Duluth LPD-6 was in service from 1965-2005.
The public is also invited to tour Veterans Memorial Hall free of charge at the Depot in downtown Duluth, to learn more about the ship’s history. Visitors can also view the USS Duluth Anchor Memorial, located on Duluth’s Lakewalk.