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The Vandenberg Ship was sunk with the help of many, including Joe Weatherby. In 2019, I had the idea to place an underwater memorial. Matt Johnson of IMAG, connected me to Joe Weatherby, president of Artificial Reefs International, http://www.arireefs.com The rest is history. Joe commandeered many in Key West to join the massive undertaking for such a feat. From rallying the City, Military, Police, Firemen and Government officials, he received the permissions needed and we all are grateful for his huge efforts.
This is a historical placement for sure. We as human beings are many times attracted to the amazing wonders of the world. Not everyone will be able to dive this site, but we will all be impressed at the photos and videos that will come out of this, to show us all the beauty of BLUE FREEDOMS resting place. We will be having a dedication out at the dive site on September 11, 2021, for the 20th year anniversary of 9/11. Many will be there, including United States Military, Police, Firemen, and the general public. They will be gently taking a 55 foot long, United States flag down, to unfurl underwater. As the current moves over the ship, the flag will gently release its stars and stripes as it is flown above the BLUE FREEDOM 9/11 Memorial in honor of the 20th anniversary. It is going to be an emotional event with many photos and videos for everyone. We will send updates.