The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, 1002 Victory Drive, will remember the sailors who died during the Civil War in a service at 11:30 a.m. Monday, which is Memorial Day.
“The service and sacrifice of Civil War sailors and marines are little recognized,” said executive director Bruce Smith. “We want their stories to be remembered along with all American service members lost in battle throughout the years.”
After a brief address, uniformed sailors will fire the museum’s authentic Brooke Rifled cannon, once mounted on the CSS Jackson, the remains of which are housed at Port Columbus.
“It seems more fitting in this case than the traditional rifle salute,”Smith said.
The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold after the service.
The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Call 706-327-9798 or go to www.portcolumbus.org