Wicker Commends Navy for Naming Ship After Medgar Evers

October 9, 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., applauded today’s announcement to name a U.S. Navy T-AKE cargo ship after Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

“I applaud the Navy for assigning a ship to be named after a great Mississippian and civil rights leader.  Medgar Evers lived and died in full commitment of freedom and equality.  Now a ship named after him will fly our nation’s flag and support sailors around the world who are committed to protecting the rights and freedoms we all cherish.  I cannot think of a more fitting way to honor Medgar Evers’ life and legacy.”