The Navy League, Key West Commissioning Committee is the proud sponsor of the upcoming commissioning of the USS Lenah Sutcliffe HIGBEE (DDG 123), scheduled in May 2023, at the outer Mole Pier, Key West, FL.
The HIGBEE, an Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, is named for Navy Nurse pioneer, Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee. Nurse Higbee was the first woman to receive the Navy Cross for her exemplary work as Superintendent of the newly formed U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I.
The Navy League, Key West Commissioning Committee and the Key West Art and Historical Society cordially invite the Key West community to our kick-off of the commissioning events at the KWAHS Custom House on Tuesday, 8 November, 5-8PM.
You’ll learn about the commissioning, Nurse Higbee, and our 200 years of Naval history here in Key West.
The Navy League will be hosting many events over the next year to raise funds and raise awareness of the importance of such a major military event happening right here in Key West. The commissioning ceremony, the culmination of a week of events for the crew of 290, their families, and as many as 5,000 visitors, will be open to all, with free tickets available.
For more information on the HIGBEE commissioning and the Navy League, Key West Council visit www.higbeecommissioning.org or www.navyleaguekeywest.org.
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