Eternal Patrol event to honor 7 Mare Island subs, 575 men lost in WWII

VALLEJO The 13th annual Lost Boats of Mare Island memorial ceremony to honor the 575 crewmen on seven Mare Island-built submarines lost during World War II will occur Sunday.

We hope people will join us in honoring these men who gave their lives during (the Second World War) in service of the Navy and the people of this nation, event organizer Myrna Hayes said in a statement.

The service is set to begin at 1 p.m.

We have a privilege and responsibility to remember the lost crewmen and to honor all of those who have served our country in the submarine force. And, as importantly, we owe the men and women who built and maintained ships such as these seven submarines at Mare Island a debt of gratitude, Hayes said in the statement.

The Eternal Patrol event will take place at the World War II Landing Craft Support Gunboat 102, which is berthed at Berth 6 at A Street and Nimitz Avenue. The ceremony will include a dockside service, music, history and the laying of the memorial wreath in the Napa River/Mare Island Strait.

The featured presentation will be given by Larry Maggini, Lost ....

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