First Lady Comes to Groton to Christen Sub

The First Lady will be in Connecticut on Saturday morning to christen a nuclear attack submarine.

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Electric Boat in Groton to christen the USS Illinois, the U.S. Navy's newest submarine, which is also named after her home state.

The ceremony for the Virginia-class sub is scheduled for 11 a.m.

The First Lady participated in the keel laying of the Illinois in 2014 in Rhode Island.

In a Navy tradition, as the ship's sponsor, she wrote her initials on a metal plate, which was then made permanent by a welder and later mounted on the submarine.

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