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Chairman’s reception honors supporters of U.S.S. Sioux City and crew

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (KTIV) – More than six years after the Navy announced its newest warship would bear the name “Sioux City”, we’re on the eve of its commissioning.

On Friday, USS Sioux City commissioning committee chair Admiral Frank Thorp thanked all of the people, who have supported the ship, and its crew.

Thorp has led the effort to raise money, and support, for tomorrow’s commissioning ceremony.

It’s an effort that establishes a bond between the ship, and the city of Sioux City, that is meant to last for the ship’s 30-year lifespan.

“That’s one of the challenges that we have as a community,” said Chris McGowan, Siouxland Chamber President. “It’s one of the reasons why we have invested so much time, energy, and extraordinary financial resources into these events. And, that’s to make sure we build a foundation for the future, and so we can continue this for decades to come.”

KTIV will stream the ceremony, on our website, starting at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday.

Matt Breen

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