American Legion Post 109

Supporting Our Veterans and Community!

USS SARATOGA

Just a few months ago, legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Saratoga, which played a key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam and Gulf wars was sold for one-cent and  sent to the scrap yard to be dismantled. It's yet another sad example of how we are losing important pieces of our military history. "It's emotional in that we who served on the Saratoga feel that our "surrogate mother" is passing from our lives," Sammy King,secretary of the USS Saratoga Association said. "We owe her a lot. We went aboard as "snot-nosed kids and left as men. Some of us are very sad and some are very angry".