The Battle of Exercise Tiger: The LST's Finest Hour
What began as a top secret naval operation to prepare US Army and Naval forces for the June 6th D-Day Invasion, would end with one of the highest losses ever suffered in combat by the US Army and Navy in WW II.
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Commemorative Ceremonies & Wreath Laying

The Exercise Tiger National Tribute marks the 67th Anniversary
of the Pre D-Day training Exercise code named "Tiger".

Since 1989 the National Exercise Tiger Foundation and USCG Station Barnegat Light have been marking and honoring the historic WWII battle with an ocean wreath laying tribute. USCG Station Barnegat Light has performed this honor since 1989, making it the only branch of the US military to continually honor "Tiger". Additionally, since 2006, The US Navy Submarine Service Association of New Jersey has joined us for in honoring the "Silent Service".

The foundation has marked the anniversary with additonal tributes at other prominent locations:

  • The Philidelphia Naval Base
  • A USS Maine Submarine
  • Simultaneous East and West Coast Ceremonies
  • Annual Cermonies in Missouri at the "Tiger" Memorial
  • Recognition Banquets at the Governor's Mansion in Missouri
  • B-2 Flyovers
  • In conjuction with UMC Military Recognition Football Games
  • Renaming and Dedication of the Exercise Tiger Expressway in Adrain County, MO
    • Motorcades Down the Exercise Tiger Expressway
  • Dedication of the Exercise Tiger Army/Navy Monumnent
 
 
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