USS Fort Worth Anchor Dedicated at Local Park

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012  |  Updated 3:27 PM CDT
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A Fort Worth contingency will head to Galveston to celebrate the commissioning of the U.S.S. Fort Worth, but first a local monument was dedicated in Veterans Memorial Park.

Chris Van Horne, NBC 5 Fort Worth Reporter

A Fort Worth contingency will head to Galveston to celebrate the commissioning of the U.S.S. Fort Worth, but first a local monument was dedicated in Veterans Memorial Park.

An anchor meant to salute a new warship named for a North Texas city has been dedicated at a park.

The ceremony Monday honored the USS Fort Worth, which will be commissioned Sept. 22 in Galveston.

An anchor manufactured in 1933 and used on several naval ships has been placed at Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Worth. The anchor was acquired by officers at Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth says the anchor will represent a bond with the ship and the crew.

The vessel will be based in San Diego.

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