|In the past 60
years there has been an "ignore it and it will go
away" attitude about the different Wars.
Unfortunately, it cannot go away and more and more veterans
are now coming out of their shells to face it and share it
with their children and, yes, grandchildren. The Internet has
opened up the ability to share these experiences with others.
One Vet recently mentioned," that it was now more
important than ever to get beyond the war and the reasons that
it happened and share with the world their experiences so that
this history will not be lost when they pass on."
We feel it is important to display some of the maritime
history of these wars. There are children born in the last 30
years who have never seen a wars of these durations that must
gain some appreciation for the job that their neighbors, dads
or uncles did with these boats. We will display the boats that
took them to awful places to perform awful tasks under awful
conditions. Being next to one of these craft is very different
than watching a video on the History Channel.
As an extension of the Mission Statement
the following Objectives are established to define our
intentions with this Corporation.
- To promote and preserve in operating condition a
complete collection of small combatant craft operated by
the US Military from WWII to present.
- To provide a museum building for permanent protection
and display of these vessels as a tribute to the men and
women that built, maintained and operated them.
- To perpetuate in the memory and hearts of all Americans
the spirit in which these great patrol craft were operated
for the defense of our national ideals.
- To establish an organization having the dedication,
enthusiasm and esprit de corps necessary to operate,
maintain and preserve these craft as symbols of our
American maritime heritage.
|We believe that the following Benefits can be
available to those that choose to participate in this effort.
- Bring people together with a common interest in these
- To educate the membership and the public about safety
and protocol as it relates to these operating craft. To protect the heritage of these craft through
preservation and operation.
- To serve as a communications channel for our membership,
the public and any other entities regarding information
relating to their participation in the different Wars.
- To serve as a governing body and parent organization for
possible future regional chapters that may be formed and
created under our umbrella.
- To participate in local boat shows, yacht club events
and related nautical activities to educate the public
about their operation and purpose in the different Wars.