USS Farragut sailors to march in Farragut parade

Wendy SmithFarragut

Active-duty sailors from the USS Farragut will visit the community that shares the ship’s namesake during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. As part of the visit, the sailors will march with the Farragut Museum float in the Farragut Independence Day Parade.

Namesake visits are a well-established tradition in the U.S. Navy. The goal is to connect sailors with the leadership and residents of local communities to promote partnerships between citizens and the Navy.

Farragut tourism manager Karen Tindal has worked with the Navy to plan the visit, which will also include a museum tour, lunch at Farragut Town Hall, and a tour of local historical sites, including the Admiral Farragut birthplace, Pleasant Forest Cemetery and Sgt. Mitchell Stout Memorial Virtue Cemetery.

The homeport of the USS Farragut, a Flight IIA Aegis Destroyer, is Mayport, Florida. It has a helicopter hangar and the upgraded baseline 7.1 Aegis Combat System. It has a hull length of 509.5 feet and can reach speeds over 30 knots.

The parade lineup will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 4, in the Farragut High School parking lot. Parking is available at the Farragut Middle School parking lot.

Town of Farragut communications manager Wendy Smith is your reliable Farragut insider.


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