USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 37 Cathedral Ave PO Box 28581 Providence RI 02908 USA

Mission: The mission of the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation is to preserve and interpret our principal artifact, the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, to educate and entertain the public while serving as a constant reminder to future generations of the sacrifices of those who have gone before. The carrier will be the principal element of a self-sufficient Heritage and Technology Park that will: - Serve as an economic engine for Rhode Island; - Become a regional educational and vocational training center;

- Honor veterans of all services;

- Educate the public about the cost of freedom; and

- Motivate youth through innovative programming.

Focus will be broad-based, using 20th century naval and aviation history to entertain and teach broader lessons to a diverse audience. Programs will be centered on the roles played by ships named USS Saratoga, interwoven with the historical fabric of the part played by Rhode Island and Rhode Islanders in the protection of our nation. In accomplishing this mission, the Museum will become a valuable community asset, with demonstrable economic, cultural, educational and quality of life benefits.

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Rating: 4 stars  

What a sin it is to let Sara go to scrap. I was on her during a Med cruise and again in 'Nam while I was an Avaiation Fire Control Technician (AQ) attached to VF-103. There never was , nor will there ever be a better, more proud ship than the Sara. While she was on the Delaware river, in Philadelphia, I was able to pull alongside of her in my 26' boat. My very young sons eyes lit up when I told him that this was the ship Daddy had spent many a day and night on while deployed in Vietnam. We were able to reach out and touch Sara's hull, which instantly brought back many memories. At the time, he didn't realize how important those years were to me, but now, as an 18 year old, his passion for his heritage, includes stories I have told him, and now, Sara is part of him as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hoping to see Sara become the museum to beat all museums.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep fighting for the Saratoga, as she fought for our freedom.

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I served in VS-22 part of the proud CVW-3 on the work-ups and Med Cruise in 1978-1979. Even My father flew aboard Her in 1956 while farrying TBM aircraft to the MED after world war II. My breath ran out of me to here of such things like scrapping the MIGHTY SARA for the Kennedy. Which to me is dispicable and The SARA should be in Jacksonville, Fl Where She was last ported and supported the Great State of Florida. The mighty Sara needs to be in the warmth of the South. Where The Veteran's WILL CARE FOR HER. I will chip paint like I saw the deck hands do and Prime and Paint the Haze Gray that we hated and loved just the same. You Northrener's Keep the Kennedy in the cold of the North and don't you take a red cent away from the MIGHTY SARA

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be IN JAX< FL

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

when i was first contacted back in 2006, and was showed all the things that was going to happen to the Sara. I said this was a good thing, and i still do. But sense i live so far away there is not much i can do except donate to this good cause, and hope their is others that can do the same. People must realize we only live one life here, and why not do something enjoyable while we are here, so anybody who reads this Please get connected. We came into this world with nothing, and we will leave with nothing, so I say DONATE something

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Action,, when you take upon your self to do some positive where you have a dream, and it takes a lot of people to get it done. They have done a real great job as far as i am concerned

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is no way i would even tackle this job. i am glad the person who is doing it he is the right person.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

One thing they don't do is pressure anybody to join, thats what i like about them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not met any of these people yet, it is my hope that it is the joy of it that keep them going.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put down the gang plank, and start the people coming in to see what they have never seen before, how massive this Ship is I hope it comes fast cause i am not a spring chicken any more.

Ways to make it better...

I would have known a long time ago, i don't know how long it has been in process before i was told about it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting people to take an interest in this, and make it work for the best.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We have a lot of good people in this World. That like to see good things happen.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-10-01

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