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Memorial Day on the Point

The USS Hornet is open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) during its regular hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) — out at Alameda Point. A special ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Memorial Day service includes a memorial wreath ceremony and a parade. The keynote speech will be made by Commander James Ridgway, commanding officer of the Naval Operational Support Center in Alameda.

The USS Hornet is docked at Pier 3, 707 West Hornet Ave.

For those interested in helping with airplanes, restoration, security, tours, events, or administrative assistance at the USS Hornet, an orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sign up in advance by calling 510-521-8448, ext. 243.

On Saturday, June 16, the USS Hornet will present a special “flashlight tour.” Visitors can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the USS Hornet, including spaces that have not yet been opened to the public. The three-hour guided tour begins at 8:30 a.m., and costs $35 per person ($30 for members). Reservations are required; 510-521-8448, ext. 224.

Come and see the history in your own backyard — at the Alameda Naval Air Museum in Alameda, California.

Our museum is home to a unique collection of artifacts and exhibits emphasizing the role of the Alameda Naval Air Station in the defense of our nation and as an integral part of the local community for over 50 years.

(The nearby Alameda Naval Air Museum is not open on Memorial Day; its normal hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.)

Janet Levaux