Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 11:47am
World War II cannon finds home in DE
Updated Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:15pm
A huge cannon used on the USS Missouri during World War II has made its way to Delaware and will be dedicated here on Monday.
James Diehl with Southern Delaware Tourism says the cannon is 66-feet long and weights 120 tons. He says it was on the USS Missouri when the Japanese surrendered in 1945 to end WWII.
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The cannon's final destination is on the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
It's arrival is being marked with a huge event featuring veterans, World War II re-enactors, live music and more than 500 flags.
Veterans are being encouraged to attend the ceremonies. Find out more by calling 302-856-1818.
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