Muskegon’s WWII-era ship to honor first responders with ‘Master’s Salute’

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  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

More than two months after the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in Michigan, several military museums in the area will honor front-line responders. At 1 p.m. on Friday, a “Master’s Salute” will sound from aboard the USS LST 393, a World War II landing ship that serves as a history museum off the Mart Dock on Muskegon Lake, 560 Mart St. At the same time, the USS Silversides, a submarine that was also a part of World War II, will sound its “diving klaxon.” Across the country, other military watercraft will participate in this salute, organized by the Historic Naval Ships Association. The Muskegon event will also be streamed on Facebook. “West Michigan heroes on the front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic don’t toot their own horns, so Muskegon’s USS LST 393 will do it for them,” reads a press release from the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, which would typically be open for museum visitors by this time of year.


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