The third Saturday in June is Destroyer Escort Day. On Saturday, June 16th, USS Slater will pay homage to the Destroyer Escort (DE) sailors killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War years and to the fifteen Destroyer Escorts lost in action.
There will be a ceremony to honor and remember Destroyer Escorts and their sailors at 9 am at USS Slater.
Over 150,000 men served in destroyer escorts during World War II and through the Vietnam War. USS SLATER, a National Historic Landmark, is the last DE afloat in America.
The first Destroyer Escort Day was held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on June 16, 1990. Destroyer Escort Day is celebrated by the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum and all of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association Chapters nationwide.
USS Slater is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge.
For more information, call (518) 431-1943 or click here.
Photo of USS Slater provided.