Hornet to Host Veterans Day

To honor and salute American veterans, the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be held on the ship’s hangar deck and speakers includes Capt.Michael C. McCarron, USN (ret.), Executive Director of the USS Hornet Museum; Rev. Dr. Wallace H. Whatley, pastor of the Alameda Baptist Church and Hornet Chaplain and crewmember of the Hornet since 1968, Bill Fee. The Hornet Swing Band will provide music for the ceremony. 

Following the ceremony, a wreath will be cast into San Francisco Bay in honor of American veterans of all wars and branches of service.

A card-making station will be available to make veterans a thank-you card. The museum’s “Doolittle Raider” banner will be on display and its Radio Club will be in operation throughout the day. 

The museum opens at 10 a.m. The event is free for all veterans and museum members.

For more information, including ticket prices, visit: www.uss-hornet.org or call 521-8448.