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The tradition of christening a ship goes back centuries and is believed to bring good luck and safe travel to the vessel. At the christening ceremony, the ship sponsor breaks a bottle of champagne against the bow.

Jill Truitt Donnelly, who is a native Hoosier, wife of Senator Joe Donnelly, and the daughter of two World War II veterans, is the ship sponsor of LCS 17.