MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The public is invited to experience a Lost Boat Ceremony on Sunday, May 26 at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon.
The 11 a.m. ceremony honors the 3,000 men who lost their lives during World War ll. Vice Admiral Albert Konetzi Jr. and Senator Goeff Hansen will lead the presentation.
History: A few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Silversides was commissioned. It completed 14 combat war patrols during WWll, and is credited for sinking 23 major Japanese ships. In 1964, the vessel was decommissioned from active service and moved to Chicago until 1969. For its commendable service, the USS Silversides was given 12 battle stars and four presidential unit citations.