Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2009-02-01 USS Lexington

On Sunday we went to the USS Lexington.

“Commissioned in 1943, LEXINGTON served longer and set more records than any carrier in U.S. Naval history. Decommissioned in 1991, the 910-foot, 16-deck, 33,000-ton aircraft carrier now serves as an important historical repository and museum. Because of the historical significance of the USS LEXINGTON, the ship is maintained as a tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and as a memorial to the people who died serving the US, in the defense of freedom, especially in World War II. Displays, ceremonies, and other programs emphasize the heroism and sacrifice of those who have served the nation in the Navy and the Marine Corps. Historical reenactments vividly portray the service of the people who fought in World War II.


LEXINGTON has approximately 20% of the ship refurbished and open for touring. There are five, self-guided tour routes covering 100,000 square feet and eleven decks.”

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