Candlelight vigil planned in Limestone County for sailors who died on the USS Fitzgerald
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – There were two sailors from The Tennessee Valley onboard the U.S.S. Fitzgerald when it collided with a merchant ship near Japan last week. The collision left seven people dead; the two local sailors are safe.
The families of the two local sailors are hosting a local candlelight vigil for those who lost their lives. It will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at East Limestone County High School.
Family members say the sailors lost everything on-board, so they are also accepting donations. They will collect toiletry items and non-perishable food items at the vigil. The families will take these donations and and make care packages for the 140 sailors.
Organizers ask, if you would like to make a cash donation, to donate to The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.