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Posted at 9:45 PM, May 24, 2022

 It’s been five weeks since the partial sinking of the U.S.S. The Sullivans, but come this Saturday for Memorial Day Weekend, the Naval Park will be welcoming visitors once again.

This is the first time people will get to visit since the U.S.S. The Sullivans started sinking last month.

“We are hoping to finish up both the environmental company that’s here working on-site and the salvage company,” says the President of Buffalo Erie County Naval & Military Park, Paul Marzello. “Both of them are anticipated to be off site by Friday of this week, which means the ship will be turned back over to the naval park.”

Marzello says he isn’t going to let the community miss the opportunity to observe the holiday.

“Obviously Memorial Day Weekend has special meaning to us at the Naval Park,” he says. “It’s an opportunity for us to honor those who have served and died in service to our country.”

The park president says there will be plenty of ceremonies and events that you and your family can enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend.