USS Lexington CV16/CVA16/CVS16/CVT16/AVT16 and CV2
USS LEXINGTON CV 16 ASSOCIATION
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The Association newsletter the Sunrise Press is the most important vehicle to provide each of you stories and happenings of our shipmates. It introduces new members and honors our departed shipmates with a TAPS section. Articles and stories from members are encouraged. Go to Sunrise Press and take a look at the current issue plus the last few issues.
I came across this video in an email sent to me from our Association President, Gary Shorell, and was moved by the depth of soul and understanding that the young man in this video that is linked to here, displayed. I'm sometimes discouraged by the complacency and disregard some people display towards the sacrifices that were made for them to be able to have that very luxury. Yet here is an 11 year old young man that "gets it" and becomes a shining example for all of us. May we remember not just once a year, but every day the sacrifice made for us, and to not waste it.
O BEAUTIFUL FOR PATRIOT DREAM, THAT SEES BEYOND THE YEARS
Pensacola, FL- Well !! Two reunions in the bag since Covid messed things up. It may not have been our best attended in Corpus, but after a 2 year hiatus from reunions, it was a respectable turnout. It's always an exciting reunion when we are in Corpus. Especially walking Lexington's decks once again and seeing how well we remember the various spaces (including "Hey... this wasn't where this was..." moments because they moved a space for accessibility reasons and such. Well, now we're really excited to be going back to Pensacola, FL where the majority of our members served their tours. Pensacola has changed in many ways, but is also the sleepy little coastal Navy town she always was. We'll be holding this reunion on PENSACOLA BEACH. Won't that be enjoyable. Bring a towel and bathing suits!! Yeah, yeah, we're all in the same figurative boat. None of us looks like we did, but you'll be glad you did so. Keep an eye on our page here for updates as they are received.
The Association Scholarship Award is a one-time award to a graduating high school senior or a college/technical school student in their first two years of post secondary education up to the age of 25. The winning award is in the amount of $1,000 and, funds permitting, two awards of $500 will be granted to the first and second runners up to assist them in furthering their education at a college or technical school of their choice. The award program is open to any high school or college/technical school underclassmen who are family member (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, nephew, etc.) of a USS Lexington CV16 Association member.
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