Join the Richmond Museum Association in Celebrating Veteran's Day 2013 in collaboration with Chevron, National Park Service Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, The Rosie Trust, and the Port of Richmond.
Coffee will be available in the Rigger's Loft at 10:00 am, a ceremony will begin at 10:30 am incorporating the National Moment of Silence at 11:11 am and the dedication of the newly renovated Riggers Loft. Guests will then be able to participate in a tour of historic Shipyard #3 and/or a memorial flower toss into the bay.
The event is free to the public! We are hoping for a huge turnout so please mark your calendars and bring your friends. The event is kid friendly and we encourage families to attend. Hope to see you there!
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“The Board of the Richmond Museum Association really put a lot of time and thought into this decision, but ultimately we decided not to go until we could do it right,” said John Ziesenhenne, President of the Board, about the Board’s decision to delay the Red Oak Victory Ship’s “first sail” since 1968.
“We were all so excited about sailing and the ship’s crew has been working long and hard toward this goal, but there is lots to do to get the ship ready, not to mention the need to meet the Coast Guard requirements for sailing, so our new goal is still to sail around the Bay as soon as we're fully ship shape with the ultimate sail in 2019 to go with a flotilla to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.”
Watch for our updated sailing schedule...
The many people who bought Certificates of Sailing for the 2013 Veterans Day sail have options on what to do with them.
If you hold Certificates of Sailing, you actually have three options for them:
— save them to pay for the next trip. It will take
six certificates per person.
— turn them in to get a refund.
— count what you spent as a donation to a good
cause, tax deductible to the full extent
of the law.
Whatever you decide, thank you for supporting the renovation of the Red Oak Victory.
The RMA Board
You can call either the Museum (510) 235-7387 or the Ship (510) 237-2933 for your questions
|Red Oak Victory