Welcome aboard USS LST 393

Walk where heroes walked, right in downtown Muskegon! History jumps out at you from every deck and every corner. Discover LST 393's outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FOR TOURS. STRINGENT HEALTH MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN. ALL STAFF AND GUESTS WILL WEAR MASKS. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY UNTIL LABOR DAY.

D-Day commemoration canceled for 2020, aims to return in 2021

Muskegon’s most successful veterans commemoration, D-Day Plus, has been called off for 2020 due to the widespread effects of the Covid-19 virus emergency. Sponsors plan to put on the event once again, on the first full weekend of June 2021.

"D-Day Plus 75" May 31-June 1, 2019, was the fifth commemoration sponsored by Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4 veterans support group at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum on the Muskegon waterfront. It featured two full days of fun, food, flying, dancing and a chance to honor those who served and sacrificed.

Friday was a full day of activities honoring veterans and educating visitors about the realities of World War II. And it ended with a swinging "USO Style" dance that featured the award-winning Reeths-Puffer High School Jazz Band.

Saturday was highlighted by the exciting "Air Raid Muskegon," where World War II reenactors fire hundreds of blanks at authentic Warbirds to "defend" the historic warship. The popular Do Good Gals conducted a family-friendly 1940s "pin-up" fashion show. Dozens of reenactors displayed uniforms, weapons, vehicles and their knowledge of the roles of those who served in World War II. Two Purple Heart recipients were honored as well as a real "Rosie the Riveter."

 

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