Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin will join with the Fort Miles Historical Association for a commemorative ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.
The ceremony will mark the 72nd anniversary of V-J Day, when the Japanese surrendered on the U.S.S. Missouri, which ended World War II.
The ceremony will be held at the Fort Miles Museum located in DNREC’s Cape Henlopen State Park. The Fort Miles Historical Association and DNREC’s Delaware State Parks have partnered in the effort to restore Fort Miles since 2003. The ceremony will be held in the shadow of one of the guns that was aboard the U.S.S. Missouri where the surrender took place, and which was secured at the museum in 2016.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation and the Fort Miles Historical Association worked together in 2012 to secure one of the three remaining 16-inch gun barrels from the battleship Missouri that were aboard on Sept. 2, 1945. The gun was refurbished and placed in the FMHA’s Artillery Park in 2016.
Honored during the ceremony will be the FMHA members who have passed away during 2017.