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 CLOSED BUT WILL REOPEN FOR THE 2021 TOUR SEASON MAY 1. HEALTH PROTOCOLS SUCH AS MASKS AND SPACING WILL BE REQUIRED.

Muskegon Memorial Day commemoration to take place at USS LST 393

Muskegon’s main Memorial Day ceremonies will be hosted by USS LST 393 Veterans Museum on Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to honor all who have served in the armed forces, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.

The Greater Muskegon Memorial Day Committee chose the site for this year's ceremony in part because the ship is a veteran herself, having three battle stars from invasions in World War II including D-Day in 1944. The commemoration will include flag ceremonies, recitations, speeches and a military aircraft flyby, weather permitting.

The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial, and only donations will be accdepted for admission. Visitors will see historic artifacts, educational exhibits and be able to tour all six decks of the ship.

D-Day Commemoration, canceled by health restrictions in 2020, in planning stages

Planners are hard at work to develop a plan to commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Europe during World War II in which USS LST 393 took part. Health restrictions have reduced the scope of activities similar to past events, but Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4 in conjunction with the LST 393 Veterans Museum is working to mark the important anniversary. On the weekend of June 4-5 (the invasion was June 6, 1944), you can expect to see reenactors of the era, as well as displays of historic gear.

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