We had a great time during the City of Jacksonville’s Week of Valor, that happening Nov. 7 – 21, throughout the city.
Approximately 150,000 veterans and 50,000 active duty military and department of defense employees call Jacksonville their home. Week of Valor focused on veterans living in the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia areas with several events to honor them and provide resource tools to help those in need.
The USS ADAMS Museum was proud to honor our veterans at the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Nov. 8 outside The Jacksonville Landing. More than 500 runners signed-up to attend the run presented by the CHASE and the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association. Thank you to CHASE for your $10,000 donation to help us BRING HOME THE ADAMS!
On Nov. 10, we were at the Florida Defense Expo at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. The Expo offers an ideal opportunity to bring military and other organizations together with businesses dedicated to providing high quality products and services to our warfighters and first-responders. We had a wonderful time speaking with the professionals at the expo and listening to Congressman Ander Crenshaw speak and visit all of the booths.
During Veterans Day, we were invited to march in the City of Jacksonville’s Veterans Day Parade and started the parade with the ringing the ship’s bell from the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2). The parade was a fantastic way to raise awareness for The USS ADAMS Museum. We handed out around 4,000 wristbands, 1,000 Sailor hats and took more than a few photos with the thousands of spectators that came out to Downtown Jacksonville for the parade. Read more about our ship’s bell at the parade at http://goo.gl/x0aliK.