Guided-missile destroyer to participate in Merrie Monarch Festival

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The Pearl Harbor-based Aegis-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon will visit Hilo today through Sunday to participate in the 52nd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

The Pearl Harbor-based Aegis-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon will visit Hilo today through Sunday to participate in the 52nd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

U.S. Pacific Fleet Band will march and perform in the Merrie Monarch Parade. Capt. Mark Manfredi, Chief of Staff, Navy Region Hawaii, will also attend the festivities.

USS Chung-Hoon will greet the Merrie Monarch Royal Court during a pierside welcome ceremony at Hilo Harbor Pier 1 on Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. USS Chung-Hoon sailors, along with Manfredi, will attend the hula competitions and participate with Pacific Fleet Band in the Merrie Monarch Royal Parade on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Hilo.

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