Maritime Day to be observed in New London

New London -- Members of the Merchant Marine Association will hold the annual Maritime Day observance starting at noon Thursday, May 22 at Fort Trumbull State Park.

Maritime Day has been observed on May 22 since it was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in appreciation of the service of the Merchant Marine during World War II.

The observance will include gun salutes, the parading of the colors and a presidential proclamation.

The public is welcome to attend and the event is free.

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