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Red, White & Boom Fireworks Viewing Party

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM!

OUR EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

WHAT: FIREWORKS VIEWING PARTY

WHERE: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay – Flight Deck

WHEN: Thursday, 4 July 2019 – 7:00 PM – After Fireworks

INFO: Please check the email you registered with for detailed information about tonight’s festivities. Happy Independence Day! 

 

Battle of Midway 2019 Commemoration

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Battle of Midway 2019

The public is invited to attend a Battle of Midway commemoration, which will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m., aboard USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

AC1, Joshua Mitchell, will be the keynote speaker. Additionally, there will be a wreath laying from the Lexington into the Corpus Christi Bay, followed by a moment of silence for those who lost their lives during the battle and World War II. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will provide music.

The Battle of Midway was fought June 3-7, 1942, near the island of Midway in the central Pacific Ocean. The ceremony honors that battle, which is considered the turning point in the war in the Pacific, as the U.S. achieved its first major victory after the attack on Pearl Harbor and inflicted a decisive defeat on the Japanese fleet. The ceremony will also honor the veterans of World War II, who continued to battle for more than three additional years before Japan finally surrendered.

For more information, call POC: Public Affairs Officer, Fifi Kieschnick at (361) 961-2674

MEMORIAL DAY 2019: HONORING HEROES ABOARD LEXINGTON

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In honor and remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, there will be a Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony on board the USS Lexington Museum on Memorial Day.

Immediately following the ceremony Boy Scout Troop 6 from Brownsville, Texas will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on the flight deck. The public is invited to bring flags for this special ceremony.

WHAT: Memorial Day Commemoration
WHERE: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
WHEN: Monday, 27 May 2019 – 2:00 PM

USS Lexington Museum to Host Hooks Batting Practice on Flight Deck

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The USS Lexington Museum will once again welcome the Corpus Christi Hooks as they take batting practice aboard the aircraft carrier on Saturday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Select Hooks players and guests will compete to see who can launch the longest shot off the flight deck toward Corpus Christi Bay. The event is part of the team’s Blue Ghosts Weekend celebration, during which the Hooks will take the field as the Corpus Christi Blue Ghosts from May 23-25, wearing special edition jerseys and caps.

Admission to the batting practice event aboard USS Lexington follows the pricing of daily admission to the museum.

Commissioned by the United States Navy in 1943, USS Lexington served the Fifth Fleet during World War II. The famed aircraft carrier was engaged in nearly every operation in the Pacific Theater, and toiled for 21 months in combat. The Japanese reported the Lexington sunk no less than four times, earning her the nickname “The Blue Ghost.”

Fans interested in collecting baseballs from batting practice can swim, kayak, paddleboard, jet-ski, or boat to the landing zone in Corpus Christi Bay, off the port aft corner of the ship. To purchase tickets to any of the baseball games during Blue Ghosts Weekend, please visit the Corpus Christi Hooks website. Blue Ghost merchandise will be available at the event and in the Ship’s Store.