Dedication ceremony for the USS Hornet Association Memorial Plaque at the National Museum of the United States Navy

The USS Hornet Association recently authorized a new design for the bronze memorial plaque commemorating the the Sailors and Marines, who served on the United States Navy ships named Hornet. The first of these plaques, designed by William L. Ballenger, was donated to the National Museum of The United States Navy at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC.

A dedication ceremony was held at the Museum’s temporary facilities on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, and members and family of the USS Hornet Association were on hand to celebrate the occasion with the Museum staff. Here are a few photos from the event.






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