On April 27 at the historic Chattanooga National Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m., members of the USS Carbonero Base, United States Submarine Veterans, will honor the memories of over 4,000 submariners lost in the line of duty in a formal public ceremony to recognize their service.
"Service in Submarines is an inherently dangerous business and those who serve are volunteers, and since the founding of the U.S. Submarine force in 1900, 65 submarines and over 4,000 men have given up their lives," organizers said. "The great majority of these young lives were lost during WWII when fifty-two submarines were lost.
"It is the duty of the members of United States Submarine Veterans to publicly honor submariners so that their gallant service and sacrifice is never forgotten.
"The general public is invited to join with us in honoring these fallen heroes of the U.S. Submarine force."