Mass Fallen Heroes will host the commanding officer and the crew of the USS Ramage (DDG61) for a wreath laying ceremony with special guest and Navy veteran Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn.
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10am at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial – 105 Northern Avenue.
From Mass Fallen Heroes:
The ceremony signifies a partnership with the United States Navy, the Commonwealth, the City of Boston and in turn, MFH. Per Mass Fallen Heroes tradition, we host all visiting Naval Ships to pay honor to the
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, including the 15 US Navy Sailors from Massachusetts who have died while in service since 9-11.
The partnership will welcome the Navy again for the much-anticipated Commissioning of the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) in December 2018. The ship honors the distinguished naval career of Vice Admiral Lawson Patterson “Red” Ramage of Monroe Bridge, Massachusetts.
On July 31st, 1944, Commander Ramage, showing incredible poise and determination, engaged in a 46- minute running surface battle, taking his own ship amongst the enemy formation, crediting his actions with sinking two ships and sharing credit for a third while performing violent maneuvers and the first torpedo reload during combat. For his heroism, Commander Ramage was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in January 1945.