Wednesday, September 22, 2010
As you may have heard the Pacific Battleship Center has been working exhaustively to acquire the USS Iowa. The IOWA will be berthed in San Pedro and will serve as a Museum,Veteran's Memorial, Community Center and Educational Facility. The PBC is dediated to seeing that the ship serves the entire community of Southern California.
It is with pride that the PBC will restore and present this historic battleship that carried President Roosevelt to the Tehran Convention during World War 2. It is a most joyous achievement that the Navy entrusts such an important piece of history to the Los Angeles community.
We're not done yet! We need YOU! As the proposed date of reception draw's nearer we still need a show of hands from local citizens in support of The Pacific Battleship Center and The USS IOWA.
The IOWA will be a "living" ship hosting numerous exhibits, events,youth outreach programs,summer and day camps and even free monthly health and dental clinics. It will also serve as a disaster response center making the IOWA far more than just a museum but an all encompassing civic center
If you are a veteran, a history buff, a parent, a teacher, or feel that you could benefit from any of the number of programs that the IOWA will offer please visit the website to voice your support http://www.pacificbattleship.com/support_letters/index.html follow this link to draft a support letter that can be printed from your computer to be sent to L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners' Board President Cindy Miscikowski and Mayor Villaraigosa.
These letter's will be used to boost the already overwhelming response to the project at the Oct 7th meeting of The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. The public is highly welcomed and encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at The Port of L.A. Administration Building located at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street. San Pedro, California 90731 and begins at 8:30 A.M.