Monday, April 27, 2009

USS Hornet Memorial Day Ceremony

USS HornetUSS Hornet Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 25

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held onboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, May 25. The event will remember and honor those men and women in the military services who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Veterans of past and present wars will be honored during a special Memorial Day service, followed immediately by a wreath ceremony.

A registered State and National Historic Landmark and American treasure, the USS Hornet serves as a monument to the men and women who have unselfishly defended our country’s freedom throughout the centuries. Visitors can explore the many decks of the ship from Captain’s Bridge to Engine Room. Exhibits include 13 Navy and Marine aircraft, ranging from WWII vintage to modern era, and the West Coast’s largest Apollo Moon Mission display. Tours of the ship will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 with Military I.D., and $6 for kids.

The USS Hornet Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of inspiring people of all ages to experience naval history, science, and space technology first-hand.

The USS Hornet is docked permanently at the former Naval Air Station in Alameda and is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with gates closing at 4 p.m. The ship is berthed at 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, in Alameda, CA. Regular admission price is $14 for adults, $12 with Military I.D., and $6 for kids. Free parking. More information: (510) 521-8448 or Directions on how to get there.

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