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    ... From: Heidi Schave To: pmmc@cwo.com Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 2:55 PM Subject: USS Hornet Living Ship Day June 19th The USS Hornet Museum would like to
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2011
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      Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 2:55 PM
      Subject: USS Hornet Living Ship Day June 19th

      The USS Hornet Museum would like to invite you and your organization to our next Living Ship Day. We hope to see you aboard and hope that you will share this invite with any other interested parties.






      USS Hornet Museum Pays Tribute to WWII Veterans on June 19

      Alameda , CA – As part of its Living Ship Day series, the USS Hornet Museum will honor 35 Bay Area WWII veterans on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. “Stories of Glory” will be one of the largest gatherings of local surviving WWII veterans, who will represent all branches of the United States Armed Forces. The USS Hornet is located at 707 W. Hornet Ave. , Pier 3, in Alameda .


      The day will feature two key speakers: Sgt. Francis “Jeep” Sanza of Napa, personal jeep driver to General Patton in Europe, and Lt. Cmdr. Ted Robinson, a Life Member of the Navy League's Sacramento Council, one of President John F. Kennedy’s rescuers after his PT-109 boat was sunk in 1943 and noted author of Water in my Veins: The Pauper Who Helped Save a President. Other veterans will also be available for a special “meet and greet” throughout the day, including four Tuskegee Airmen, a survivor of the USS Indianapolis sinking, and the first Ace from the famed “Flying Tigers” squadron.


      Living Ship Day is a special event onboard Hornet that offers something for everyone. The museum comes to life as an operating aircraft carrier with flight simulations between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as aircraft are lifted to the flight deck and placed into launch position. Visitors can meet former crew, sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet, and enjoy the sights and sounds of naval aviation.  There will also be big band music by The Hornet Band at noon , followed by the Singing Blue Stars at 12:30 p.m.


      Living Ship Day demonstrations are held on the third Saturday of most months. Normal museum hours and admission prices apply. Ample free parking is available across the street from the pier. The USS Hornet Museum is located at 707 W Hornet Ave , Pier 3 in Alameda .

      Heidi C. Schave
      USS Hornet Museum
      Education Department
      510-521-8448 x 224

      Ted Robinson has been busy with speaking engagements almost everywhere it seems. Most recently he was the star attraction at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Memorial Day service. Later that day he sold 40 of his books, autographed, at the California State Military Museum in Old Sacramento! He is availble to give a presentation to your council on a host of topics, especially PT boats and LSTs in WWII.
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