By CBS3 Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were in Wilmington Saturday to celebrate the commissioning of a submarine named after his home state. Saturday’s ceremony was held at the Port of Wilmington. 

The USS Delaware is a nuclear powered vessel. It is the first navy vessel named after Delaware in nearly a century.

President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden Visit Wilmington To Celebrate Commissioning Of USS Delaware

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“It’s always a good day when I get to celebrate Delaware or spend time with service members and their families,” President Biden said.

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“Sailors, as you venture to new waters, know that the families who remain ashore, will not be forgotten by your president or by me,” Jill Biden said.

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One fun fact about the USS Delaware: it’s longer than a football field.