A group of veterans in Mississippi are keeping history alive.
FOX's Willie James Inman reports from Jackson:
A ship commissioned over 70 years ago is kept alive by Veterans and volunteers. The USS LST 325 landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day in 1944.
Jack Stephenson is a WWII veteran and current crew member:
(Stephenson) "Out of 1,051 of these built in WWII, this is the only one left."
Supporters say it's important to keep the legacy alive. Volunteer Bob Kubota has a family connection to the war. His father, a Japanese-American, was placed in a internment camp and later drafted serving as a Master Sergeant:
(Kubota) "The younger generation I think needs to recognize, you know, the sacrifice, the effort that the older generation, including my dad, that they put into WWII."
In Jackson, Mississippi, Willie James Inman, FOX News.