The USS Little Rock LCS 9 Commissioning Committee announced the details of the arrival and commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS-9 Friday morning at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.
"We're absolutely thrilled. I don't know if you folks realize it, but to be picked as the commissioning site we competed with what you would think of as traditional Navy ports like Savannah, Mayport, and Jacksonville," said Committee Chairman Maurice Naylon III.
The ship is expected to arrive on December 8, kicking off several days of festivities, including the commissioning which takes place on December 16. Naylon said the event is a real feather in a cap for the City of Buffalo.
To purchase tickets for commission week, visit www.usslittlerocklcs9.org.
Also on Friday morning, several people were honored during the Veterans Day Wall of Honor ceremony. Honorees include: Dolores Kwiatkowski, Monsignor Dino Lorenzetti, Edmund Mozgawa, Jeremiah Reilly, Gerald Sansone, and Sgt. Harry Uhl.