Tis the season, Midway Members!

I’ve always loved fall and the transition into the holiday season. Football, crisp morning air, pumpkin spice everything – even the chance to wear a sweatshirt in San Diego. This time of year also ignites a season of gratitude. While many of us can say we count our blessings every day, we often stop and reflect a bit deeper during the holidays. 

Veteran’s Day is an important milestone aboard and a worthy event to kick off “National Gratitude Month.” We can’t thank our veterans enough for the sacrifices they’ve made to protect our freedoms. I know many of our members have served our country (many on board Midway). On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for your service and are honored to have you as part of our membership family. 

This year besides our annual Salute to Service and the return of San Diego’s Veterans Day Parade, we enjoyed hosting members for a night onboard Midway where they learned about organizations that support our local veteran community. We look forward to more educational events for our members to learn about our community partners. 

We are thankful for a new addition to the membership team. We welcomed Laura “Lo” Gasca as our development coordinator this August. Her enthusiasm and efforts behind the scenes will be a great support to our member base. I hope you get the opportunity to meet her at a future event or visit with her on a phone call. 

In the midst of celebrating the holidays on board, every department on Midway is gearing up for 2024. Next year we will celebrate the USS Midway Museum’s 20th anniversary. We look forward to appreciating our members, delighting in Midway’s history, and an exciting future. You have played a pivotal role in turning a retired aircraft carrier into Tripadvisor’s “#1 thing to do in San Diego” and America’s Living Symbol of Freedom. 

While seasons change, the one constant that remains is your generosity and passion as Midway Members. Thank you for your visits, feedback, enthusiasm, service and support of CV-41. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.

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