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 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
Review from Guidestar
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
Review from Guidestar