February 20, 2014 (Brownsville, TX) - An Update from All Star Metals, LLC
February 18, 2014 (Brownsville, TX) - An Update from All Star Metals, LLC
Due to fog around the south padre island area. The inbound transit is awaiting entry. This entry could be as soon as the fog clears. Possibly at noon today.
February 15, 2014 (Brownsville, TX) - An Update from All Star Metals, LLC
As we prepare to welcome the USS Forrestal to its final destination at our facility in Brownsville, Texas we wanted to provide an update to all interested parties to make you aware of our plans prior to our beginning the dismantling and recycling of the vessel.
We recognize the significance of the USS Forrestal to our Veterans who served on the vessel, their families, and all Americans as we celebrate the USS Forrestal’s incredible history as the Navy’s first “supercarrier.”
As we seek to honor the 3,500 brave men and women who served – and those who died – on the aircraft carrier during its 38 years of service, we have decided to host two small events in Brownsville.
On the 28th of February, we will hold a private event with local officials, dignitaries and a few other key stakeholders, including representatives from the USS Forrestal Association, to officially welcome the ship to Brownsville and to offer some words on behalf of our veterans. Due to Navy restrictions and related security concerns, this is a closed, invitation-only event that will not be open to the public.
The following day, March 1st, we will host an open visitation from 9 am – 12 noon at our facility (101 Boxcar Road, Brownsville, Texas 78521). We invite interested community members, veterans and members of the USS Forrestal Association to bid a final farewell to the vessel. Again, due to Navy restrictions, no one will be allowed to board or otherwise access the vessel, which must remain in a secured and guarded location away from the designated visitation area.
In conjunction with the visitation on March 1st, the USS Forrestal Association will be holding an off-site event a short distance away from the facility that will begin at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested, please contact the USS Forrestal Association at www.uss-forrestal.com.
In the meantime, you should feel free to continue to be in touch with us at www.allstarmetals.com
Admission to the event on March 1st will require a waiver prior to entry into the facility, which will is available by clicking here.