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.

D-Day Plus 74 was a rousing success

How do you make Muskegon’s most successful veterans commemoration better? Make it bigger!

"D-Day Plus 74" June 1-2 was the fourth commemoration sponsored by Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4 veterans support group at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum on the Muskegon waterfront. This year, it expanded to two full days of fun, food, flying, dancing and a chance to honor those who served and sacrificed.

For the first time, 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 fired 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.

Unfortunately, planned tours of a restored Vietnam War-era river patrol boat, a "PBR." were not available as the boat is still being restored.

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