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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: USS Hornet Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Commissioning

Nov 09, 2018
The USS Hornet celebrates its 75th Anniversary of Commissioning, 20th Anniversary of becoming a museum, and Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 11. This year also marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

This festive day will be full of activities and exhibits, including the grand opening of three Hornet Anniversary Exhibitions, presented by Holly Gallagher, Director of Museum Collections and Exhibitions. That morning there will also be a Navy Knot Tying with docent Jim “Doc” Cejka; and a hands-on “White Glove” table, courtesy of the Museum & Exhibitions Department.

From 11 a.m. to noon there will be a Veterans Day Ceremony, recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. The USS Hornet will be a reading of ‘In Flanders Field’ and ‘Navy Hymn’ by Lewis Ross.

During the early afternoon there will be a special presentation by Lynn Vincent (#1 New York Times bestselling author) and Sara Vladic (National Geographic Historian), authors of “Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man” which debuted in July. Joining them will be Harold Bray Sr., survivor of the USS Indianapolis, Chairman of the Survivors Organization. Harold was 17 years old when he went aboard Indianapolis, and he turned 18 in May of 1945, shortly after he went aboard. He was a Seaman First Class, having just completed boot camp at Great Lakes Michigan that winter. Harold went on to serve until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of USS Hornet, a National and State Historic Landmark, and its role in naval aviation history, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program, and exploration of space. The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet the challenges they will face in the days to come.

Take a step into history and explore what the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum has to offer. With docent led and self-exploring tour options there is something for the entire family to enjoy.

Admission tickets to the Museum may be purchased onboard the ship. Entry from the pier is via the first gangway. For more information please visit www.uss-hornet.org.


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