Thursday, December 17, 2009

Operation Holiday Cheer 2009

Every year, museum visitors young and old alike send glad tidings to Sailors and Marines who are deployed during the holiday season. The Education Dept. at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum selects one ship every year for distribution. This year, the guided-missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) was chosen. Beginning on 13 November, children and families visiting the museum used various materials such as markers, construction paper, and glue to creatively produce beautiful, thoughtful, and festive cards.

There were over 250 cards made by museum guests this year, and nearly 500 cards made by students at Camp Allen Elementary School in Norfolk, VA. Thanks again to Jennifer Rascoe at Camp Allen Elementary for your appreciated participation. These cards will be distributed to the brave men and women of the USS Stephen W. Groves over the holidays.

We would like to personally thank all the families who participated in the event, and hope to see you again at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum very soon!
- HRNM Education

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