Naval ship dedicated to Cesar Chavez (Video)
The Navy ship being dedicated and named after the late civil rights leader, which will be given it’s official send off this weekend in southern California.
Following naval tradition, the family of the late civil rights leader arrived in San Diego on Friday for their very first tour of the ship. All 80 members of Chavez’s family came aboard the ship, including all six of his children and the labor leader’s widow.
Paul Chavez, Cesar’s son, said he is in awe of the ship.
“I didn’t really anticipate how big it was going to be,” he said. “But…it’s breathtaking.”
NASSCO began constructing the ship back in October 2010 and at number 14, it’s the last of the Lewis & Clark Cargo ships built in the heart of Barrio Logan.
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