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USS Hornet Has Two Extra Reasons to Celebrate This Veterans Day

This year marks two milestones for the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum—the 25th anniversary of the ship’s current mission as a museum on Veterans Day and the 80th anniversary of the commissioning of the ship this year.

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The USS Hornet. Photo Adam Gillitt.

To celebrate the double anniversary on Veterans Day, November 11, the USS Hornet will host a ceremony to honor all who have served. The commemoration will include a wreath laying.

Following the ceremony, the celebration will continue with guest speakers, including Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer, an Alameda native who will lead a ribbon cutting for the renovated flight deck, and author Ian Toll, author of the critically acclaimed Pacific War trilogy. There also will be open cockpits, extra food vendors, an open island for touring, a flyover by the Memorial Squadron, and more.

Alameda Post - a graphic that says "Veterans Day 11.11.23 Free Living Ship Day"

As a thank you to the community for supporting the museum through the years, admission to the event will be free, so all can attend. Guests should RSVP online for free tickets to the event, which starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., at the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 West Hornet Avenue.

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