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Historic WWII naval remembered aboard USS Slater
ALBANY -- The Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs commemorated the Battle of Midway on Tuesday, June 4 aboard the USS SLATER.
A wreath laying ceremony was held to mark the 71st Anniversary of the United States most historically significant naval victory. The Battle of Midway occurred on June 3-7, 1942, changing the tide of the war in the Pacific. The U.S. fleet inflicted the first major defeat of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the waters off a small Pacific Atoll. A combination of intelligence, tactics, courage, and sacrifice forever changed the course of the war and world history.
USS SLATER, a National Historic Landmark, is the only restored World War II destroyer escort afloat in America. The ship is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged. For more information please visit the website at www.ussslater.org