NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The USS Cole is in downtown Norfolk this weekend to participate in the city's 9/11 anniversary ceremonies.
Seventeen locally based sailors were killed when terrorists bombed the warship in October of 2000 while the ship was refueling in Yemen.
The Cole was repaired after the attack and today there is a memorial inside the ship for the sailors who lost their lives in the explosion.
"It's a floating piece of United States history. It's a part of our culture and honestly I'm proud to serve on board," explained Lt. Andrew Phillipraves who currently serves aboard the Cole as visitors toured the ship Saturday.
The USS Cole will be in Norfolk through Sunday and the ship will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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