Town of Farragut to welcome sailors from USS Farragut

Susan EspirituFarragut

The town of Farragut will welcome eight sailors from the United States Navy destroyer, USS Farragut, July 2-8, 2024. The sailors are visiting as part of a Navy initiative, Namesake Visits. Farragut is named for Admiral David Glasglow Farragut.

Navy namesake visits happen around the country when sailors from ships named after a place or person visit that place or person’s community to engage with the people and learn about their history. The sailors will tour local attractions and participate in local events including volunteer projects.

The same will be true during the weeklong visit by the USS Farragut sailors. During their time in Farragut, the sailors will tour the town, spend time at one of Farragut’s top attractions, Topgolf, and walk in the Independence Day parade with the Farragut Museum’s USS Hartford float. The sailors will also meet local officials, reach out to veteran organizations and visit recruiting stations.

The public is invited to bring lunch and attend a community picnic planned for Wednesday, July 3, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Founders Park in Farragut. This is an opportunity to welcome the sailors, show appreciation, learn about their duties and ask any questions.

“We look forward to hosting several sailors from the USS Farragut to our town. We like getting to know them and learning about their service to our country, and we also enjoy showing them our community and explaining our history and the history of David Farragut,” said Mayor Ron Williams.

The USS Farragut is currently at the Naval Station Mayport, a major United States Navy base in Jacksonville, Florida.

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