abc
QUICK LINKS:

USS Duluth to be Honored at New Memorial Site

Updated: 07/29/2014 6:22 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 5:42 PM WDIO.com

Daniel Fanning, communications and policy director for the City of Duluth, said volunteers and the ship's crew mates make up a large part of the construction. 

Fanning said volunteers made a trip to Texas recently to pick up the ship's anchor and return it to Duluth. Volunteers will also help with landscaping and setting up the memorial, he said.

The USS Duluth crew visited Duluth last summer. Fanning said while they were here, an idea to build a memorial began. 

"The mayor and the entire city was very excited ... and very honored to be a part of that, so they came up with the idea to host the anchor down by the Lakewalk right next to the Vietnam Memorial," Fanning said. 

A great way to honor veterans, the ship and its crew, Fanning said.

"I think it's a really great way to honor the ship and the crew who have represented the city and our name so well at sea for many years, including in battle so it's just a way of really honoring the ship and the crew," he said.

Fanning said the city is tentatively planning to unveil the monument on August 22, which lines up with the city's Navy Week celebrations. 

Front Page

  • Gogebic Taconite Suspends Investments, Closes Hurley Office

    Blaming regulatory uncertainty, Gogebic Taconite has suspended investments in its proposed northern Wisconsin mine and closed its office in Hurley, leaving four people without jobs and raising questions about whether the mine will ever be built.

  • St. Louis County Follows National Rise in Female Incarceration

    The number of women behind bars in the U.S. is rising at an alarming rate: nearly double the increases seen for male incarceration. While the number of incarcerated women in this country is still significantly less than men, but it's a 646 percent increase in women behind bars over the last 30 years that's turning heads.

  • Middle Schoolers Tackle Ice Fishing on St. Louis River

    Middle school students from St. James School put their lessons into practice on Friday. They have been studying ice fishing in their life science curriculum this year, thanks to funding from a STEM grant.

  • Hermantown Competes in FIRST Robotics Regionals for Second Year

    Hermantown High School is competing in the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition for the second year in a row. The team was putting the final touches on their robot's wiring on Friday. "Hopefully it works," said the robot's 10th-grade driver.

  • Duluth Gas Prices Jump to $2.29 per Gallon

    Gas prices in Duluth have gone up about 10 cents in the last 24 hours. They jumped seven cents on Thursday alone, from $2.22 to $2.29, where they sat on Friday.

 
Advertisement