USS Chicago Base submarine veterans and Ottawa American Legion members held a ceremony Oct. 9th at the USS S-44 Memorial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. USS S-44 was lost Oct. 7, 1943. We hold this ceremony every year on a date close to the date of its loss to honor the crew of this submarine who gave their lives for their country. The United States lost 52 submarines during World War II. USS S-44 was chosen by us because she was assigned by the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II to the Illinois chapter of that organization as a submarine for them to honor. The Illinois chapter of that organization is no longer active, and USS Chicago Base has taken over their responsibilities. These photos were taken at the ceremony that was held Oct. 9th. Information about USS S-44 can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_S-44.