USS KIDD celebrates 30th anniversary

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:00pm

The USS KIDD is celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the day it opened its’ doors to the public on August 27, 1983.

The USS KIDD, known as the "Pirate of the Pacific,” is located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge and is the centerpiece of a memorial that honors the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

“We want to show our appreciation to this incredible community for keeping us afloat for the past 30 years by welcoming all visitors aboard for free,” said Maury Drummond, USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Executive Director.

On August 27th, guests are welcome to visit this historic Fletcher-class destroyer and the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum.

Countless number of hours have been devoted to this local treasure over the past three decades by dedicated supporters, staff members, volunteers and visitors to ensure that it remains a living part of history.

One thing is clear: The folks who love the KIDD are committed to keeping it running.

“This is our way of saying ‘Thank You Baton Rouge’ for the continued support,” said Drummond.

Entrance to the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial will be free all day and guests are welcome to join us for cake and refreshments in the museum lobby throughout the day.

The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

For more information, please call (225) 342-1942 or visit our website: www.usskidd.com.

 

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