Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gearing up for Spring Work Weeks!

We're getting ready for our Spring Work Weeks.  Every year during the spring we invite our members to sign up to live and work aboard ship.  We are able to tackle large projects when we have so many volunteers on board ship.  We are focus on training volunteers to become crew of the ship for our ShrinersFest and Fall cruises. 

We have an Engineering Week dedicated to the Main Engines, Generators, Electrical, and Plumbing projects.  

Then we have our Deck Week dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the ship.  

Contact the office at 812-435-8678 or by email 325office@LSTMemorial.org for more information on how to volunteer or to sign up!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weapon Hunter shot an episode aboard ship last year and are airing it this Sunday!  Check it out on the Smithsonian Channel!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy 16 Year Anniversary!

16 years ago a ship of 29 men arrived in Mobile Alabama after 2 months of sailing the Atlantic Ocean after overcoming all odds. Look at how far we've come from Mobile Alabama 2001 to the 2016 Cruise to Cape Girardeau and Vicksburg! We will continue to improve and preserve this great piece of World History! Thank you to our Gold Crew Members for making it happen and doing the impossible! Happy Anniversary!

Just this last fall in Vicksburg!  The ship looks like new and is running better than ever!  We look forward to sharing and teaching the history of these amazing ships and the men and women who built and served on them.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to all of our Service Men and Women who have given and sacrificed for our country!  Thank you to Browning Funeral Home for sponsoring our FREE Veteran's Day Breakfast for all local veterans and their families!  The breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. every year and ends at 10:00 a.m. or until the food runs out.

Brian Jewel from Browning Funeral Home on the left taking a picture of the students that are volunteering to serve and help the veterans during our annual breakfast.

Jack Stephenson and John Lindholm waving as we ready for the veterans.

Owen Chapman, Steve Gentz, and Brian Sheetz are working hard to provide a delicious breakfast this morning for more than 600 veterans.

The student volunteers are served before we open the doors at 7:00 a.m. Full bellies for a full day's work.

Browning Funeral Home sponsors the Veteran's Day Breakfast every year!  Thank you Browning Funeral Home.

Thank you to all of our Active Duty Military who are currently giving for our country!

Vernon Barnett leads the first veterans aboard ship.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Another beautiful day in Vicksburg MS!  We are open now through Tuesday Oct. 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day!  It's $10 for adults and $5 for kids 6-17 years old!  

Wonderful weather here on the Main Deck.

Everyone is ready for our visitors.

The local military vehicle collectors are here on the riverfront showing off their hard work!

We're ready for visitors!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Hello Vicksburg!  We are now open for tours to the public right on Vicksburg's riverfront at 1200 Levee St.  We are open from Oct. 7th through Oct. 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day in port.  Adults are $10 and children are $5!  Come on down and support the USS LST 325 and walk the decks of history!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Follow our progress as we sail down the Mississippi River to Vicksburg by CLICKING HERE!

We'll be open in Vicksburg Oct. 7th through Oct. 11th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 1200 Levee St. on Vicksburg's riverfront!

Photo sailing down the Mississippi, by Ken Frank