Newport Aquarium, Ride the Ducks to host WWII Vets from NKY on Patriot Day

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NEWPORT, Ky.Newport Aquarium is hosting a group of WWII veterans from the 16th Armored Division on Patriot Day (Sept. 11) for a luncheon in the Riverside Room and a complimentary Ride the Ducks tour.

The veterans are from the Northern Kentucky chapter of the 16th Armored Division Association. They hold a reunion once a year in September.

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Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 16th Armored Division

To show gratitude to the WWII veterans, Newport Aquarium and Ride the Ducks have reached out to Newport on the Levee tenants, asking them to line up as many people as possible along the sidewalk by the Ride the Ducks entrance (along Third Street in front of the Redondo Taqueria restaurant) at 1:30 p.m. ET.

The public is encouraged to participate by bringing signs and American flags in support of the veterans as they make their way from Newport Aquarium to their Ride the Ducks tour.

The Ride the Ducks vehicle, a replica WWII DUKW, will depart at 2 p.m. and the veterans will begin their tour of downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474). To learn more about Ride the Ducks, visit NewportDucks.com.

Ride the Ducks vehicles (bottom), known as the DUKW, are amphibious landing crafts originally developed by the U.S. Army during WWII. It was designed to deliver cargo from ships at sea directly to the shore.

Ride the Ducks vehicles (bottom), known as the DUKW, are amphibious landing crafts originally developed by the U.S. Army during WWII. It was designed to deliver cargo from ships at sea directly to the shore.

About the 16th Armored Division Association:
The 16th ADA is a nonprofit organization founded to reunite the WWII veterans from the 16th Armored Division. Since it’s creation, it has become a way for the veterans and their families stay connected. The 16th Armored Division Association holds annual reunions across the U.S. every year in September.

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Newport Aquarium has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since May 15, 1999. Named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. by Travel Channel and USA Today, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky jewel attraction is home to: The world’s first and only Shark Bridge; the world’s first Shark Ray Breeding Program; Mighty Mike – the biggest and baddest American alligator outside the state of Florida; the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in the Midwest; and one of the world’s largest and most diverse penguin exhibits. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

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