Transfer of USS Monitor Sailors Remains

Navy transfers the remains of fallen USS Monitor Sailors. The U.S. Navy honored two unknown sailors, found inside the sunken USS Monitor during an expedition to recover artifacts in 2002, with an interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, March 8. Special guests at the ceremony included Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Acting Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Kathryn Sullivan and James McPherson, American History professor, Emeritus, Princeton University. Mabus spoke on the sacrifice the sailors made during the Civil War and the importance of honoring the crew who paved the way for the modern Navy.


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