USACE Vicksburg District holds Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, begins revetment season
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District held a “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony July 12 to commemorate the deployment of the district’s Mat Sinking Unit and the official start of revetment season. The ceremony was held at the Vicksburg District Harbor and included blessings from USACE Chaplain Col. Geoff Baily, Rev. Sam Godfrey of Christ Episcopal Church and Rev. Trollars Moore of the River Operations Branch. Representatives of the Mississippi Valley Division were also in attendance. Mississippi Valley Division Commander Major General Diana Holland, District leadership, including Commander Col. Robert Hilliard and Chief of Operations Julie Vignes, spoke at the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the unit’s work.

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