Approximately 30 state and local officials will attend the commissioning ceremony, including Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, former Arkansas Secretary of State and Little Rock Mayor Sharon Priest, North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and others. It’s an unique opportunity for Arkansas and Little Rock to have two ships of the same name side by side.
A special live-stream Watch Party will be held Saturday at Little Rock River Market District’s Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. The stream will begin at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited to 300. Be a part of this historic event.