Photo credit: Jeff Whitten
As much of Florence and the Shoals slept, a piece of WW2 history cruised by Florence and the harbor. While Florence city leaders were busy with ribbon cuttings and planning their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, they could have been on the phone trying to contact the ship or by sending a simple email to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact info wasn’t hard to obtain. Nor was their page telling about the history of the ship. Oh wait,… maybe the tourism board were the ones who could have contacted the 325. Well they are probably still busy polishing the new furnishings in their new building.
For those interested in some of the history of this ship, go HERE. This same ship was at Normandy and various other battle sites during WW2. It is truly a piece of American History. But don’t fret, according to Florence Main Street they will let us know when the return trip is so we can watch it cruise back by.