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Patriotic Celebrations at the Kidd

Join us as we remember, celebrate, and honor all that makes America great.

At the USS Kidd, we are proud to preserve important pieces of military history and support those veterans who’ve given everything to protect the freedom we all enjoy. Throughout the year, we host several remembrance ceremonies, patriotic celebrations, and other events in honor of the men and women of our armed forces. For more information about any of these events, contact our team.

April 11, 2019

Kamikaze Attack Remembrance Ceremony

Remembering those who've fallen aboard DD-661. A remembrance ceremony is held on the USS KIDD’s fantail each April 11th, which is the anniversary of the day when a kamikaze aircraft went through the hull of the USS KIDD (DD-661). The ceremony takes place at 1:55 p.m., the exact time that the...

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

“What should Memorial Day mean to you?” It’s a question that the USS KIDD Veterans Museum asks each year as it hosts a remembrance ceremony to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day at 10:00 am. The event is held in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza, located on the grounds of the...

July 4, 2019

July 4th Spectacular

Join us as we celebrate our nation's independence in spectacular fashion!   The USS KIDD has been hosting a 4th of July celebration in the downtown Baton Rouge area for over two decades. In that time, it has developed into a memorable family event that celebrates our freedom. This year...

November 11, 2018

Armistice Day Centennial

John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been "a brilliant soldier" and "one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced." During World War I, General Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Pershing told Conner, "I could have spared any...

December 7, 2018

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Each December 7 the USS KIDD Veterans Museum commemorates the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The observance is held aboard the USS KIDD beginning at 11:55 a.m. – at the exact moment when the uncoded message "Air Raid on Pearl Harbor. This is Not Drill" was sent at...