A ship named after Sioux City will be commissioned as a Navy warship at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland Saturday
Iowa’s junior Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will deliver the principal address at the commissioning ceremony, marking the beginning of the ship’s service. Ernst says it’s an honor for the ship to share a name with the state’s 4th largest city and engage with Iowa’s heritage.
"So we certainly want to share that with the sailors of that ship and make sure they understand how important they are to us," she says.