'It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.'
Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or email@example.com if you have additional questions.
Interesting information on decommissioning details...............
USS Nassau (LHA-4) underway in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by Mario Mederos, crew chief Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-263) was taken during the Blue Eagles cruise to the Mediterranean in 1983.
USS Nassau (LHA-4)underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
USS Nassau (LHA-4) pierside, Naval Station Rota Spain, date unknown.