Send Holiday Cheer From Hyde Park, NY to Sailors on the USS Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Many of us are getting ready to celebrate the holidays with friends and family from near and far. Unfortunately, while out keeping us safe at home, the men and women in our armed forces will miss the holiday with their loved ones.
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum is making sure that crews on the USS Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt get a little bit of that holiday cheer.
On Saturday, December 10th, children and adults are invited to the FDR Library starting at noon to create holiday cards for sailors aboard the USS Roosevelt. It's a great way to kick off the holiday season and bring a smile to the sailors faces.
Here's a brief history of the USS Roosevelt from its website:
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) recently joined Sixth Fleet as a Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) ship in Rota, Spain. Roosevelt is one of the few destroyers in the Surface Navy with the Advanced Capability Build (ACB-12/BMD 5.0) which provides software upgrades for combat systems modernization. The ship has the following integrated weapons and sensors: Cooperative Engagement Capability; ESSM; Mk 15 Close-In Weapon System Block 1B; Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP); and Nulka decoys. Roosevelt is also the only destroyer with the SPQ-9B radar onboard and the first Flight IIA FDNF-E in Sixth Fleet, providing the ability to deploy with two embarked Lamps MK III MH-60B Sea Hawk Helicopters.
At last check on Facebook the USS Roosevelt was traveling Strait of Messina near Italy on November 20th.
Additionally, Santa will be on hand from 1 pm until 3 pm for free photos and refreshments will be served throughout the day in the Wallace Center lobby.
To learn more about all the holiday events going on at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum visit them on Facebook.
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