At noon on Wednesday, June 8, the USS Liberty Veterans Association will hold a Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the 49th anniversary of Israel’s deliberate and prolonged attack on the US Navy intelligence vessel.
At 11:30am bus transport will leave from the Welcome Center to section 34 where the graveside ceremony, with wreath-laying at the mass grave, will be held. Several of the remaining survivors of the attack will attend. The public is welcome.
This attack, covered up for years by our own government, resulted in the deaths of 34 Americans, plus 174 wounded. One goal of USS Liberty survivors is that June 8 be designated “USS Liberty Remembrance Day”.