In this Bicentennial Year what better gesture could we make than to help launch a brand new ship named Indiana? The first USS Indiana (BB1) was a class-leader boat that served in both the Spanish-American War and World War One.
The second USS Indiana (BB58) was one of the storied battleships of World War Two, who fought throughout the Pacific Theater. She was commissioned a couple of weeks before Pearl Harbor and was a major component in America's carrier war against Japan.
Soon we will have a third USS Indiana in the U.S. Navy, prowling the seas and guarding the nation, as SSN789, an attack submarine, will be joining the fleet.
Go to USSIndiana.org and see how you can help this process along. On this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, what better way could you honor our state and all the guys who served on the first two ships named Indiana.