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John J. Duncan Jr.
Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine
Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine

As the widow of a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read a Sun article claim Baltimore's observance of National Maritime Day "started seven years ago as a way of honoring merchant managers" (sic) ("National Maritime Day puts focus on port of Baltimore," May 17). Don't any of your copy editors routinely check such outlandish statements? If not, may I suggest that a Google search of "National Maritime Day" be requisite reading. National Maritime Day was established by Congress in 1933 to honor merchant mariners who have served this nation since its earliest days. The...