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CBMM’s Blessing of the Fleet this Wednesday

U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Chief Musician and solo vocalist Devona Schiller will perform the Star-Spangled Banner at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Blessing of the Fleet this Wednesday, April 9. Beginning at 5 p.m. under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, the blessing will honor lives lost at sea, while offering a prayer for the vessels and those out on the water today. Boaters are invited to pull up near the lighthouse from the Miles River.

Easton High School’s NJROTC will begin the ceremony presenting the colors, with the blessing performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD. USNA Musician 1st Class Matthew Shea will perform Taps. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit