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.5-Year-Old Boy Injured In North Philadelphia Shooting, Police Say
“It’s always a good day when I get to celebrate Delaware or spend time with service members and their families,” President Biden said.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Teen Pilot Who Landed Plane On Bridge In Ocean City Shares How He Survived New Mexico Plane Crash
“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.MORE NEWS: Police: 4-Year-Old In Stable But Critical Condition After Being Struck By SUV In West Philly
One fun fact about the USS Delaware: it’s longer than a football field.