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Live Program: Naming Legacies from the Battle of Okinawa

July 27 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Naming Legacies from the Battle of Okinawa
Presented by Marc Nucup, public historian

Join The Mariners’ Museum and Public Historian, Marc Nucup, for a live program about US Navy ships that were named to honor individuals who fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Viewers are welcome to send comments or questions during the presentation.


The US Navy has long had a tradition of naming its vessels after significant or heroic people from US history. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, Marc will briefly examine the Navy ships that honor individuals associated with the February 1945 invasion. The Battle of Okinawa has been referred to as the “typhoon of steel” due to the ferocity of the fighting that took place between the US and Japan during World War II.

Guests can choose their live experience. For a more interactive experience, register for the Zoom workshop where you can send comments or questions during the presentation. Or if you prefer to just enjoy and watch the program, select the YouTube Live option. Both are free!

Click YouTube or Zoom below to choose your experience!

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://www.marinersmuseum.org