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National Maritime Day

 May 22 is National Maritime Day, first declared by Congress in 1933 and celebrated across the country by merchant mariners and maritime industry stakeholders. A commemorative luncheon and seafarers' memorial service is hosted each year by the Propeller Club of Duluth-Superior. This combined salutehonors the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Merchant Marine, civilians who safeguarded the freedom of this nation and its trade corridors since 1775 and who executed the largest sealift the world has ever known during WWII. This annual observance also honors the maritime industry and the benefits it brings to Americans in terms of transportation, trade, national security, employment, recreation and quality of life.

National Maritime Day



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