Former crew members of the USS Yorktown will hold a “Meet and Greet” tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October 2011, for visitors onboard. They will talk about their service on the “Fighting Lady” and sign limited edition posters of the USS Yorktown in its World War II, Korea and Vietnam configurations. See this years poster below.
A couple will even bring their old scrapbooks filled with pictures and letters of their service.
The former crewmen will be available from 10 am until 2 pm to “Meet and Greet” with visitors young and old. Come onboard and chat with them and get their autographs. Unfortunately, this is becoming a rare occurrence with the loss of our World War II and Korean veterans to Father Time. Don’t miss your chance to talk with our amazing veterans! Their stories are your stories; stories of greatness and sacrifice; stories of being a part of something bigger than one’s self! Come and honor these heroes of “The Fighting Lady!”
We look forward to next year’s “Meet and Greet!” Thanks Yorktowners, for your service and the memories!