In recent weeks our country has been fighting a battle with the Coronavirus (COVID19). We have all been affected in one way or another. Between the closing of schools, restaurants, bars and gyms, to the run on toilet paper and food, listening every day to the amount of new cases climbing as the testing increases, the uncertainty of where this is headed and who will be sick next. And of course, the increasing numbers of fatalities. Whether or not we wanted it to, it has changed our lives. It has put a tremendous burden on all of us and left us with a feeling of uncertainty. Everyday life has changed dramatically and has limited our ability to make any plans.
The Board of Directors of the USS America Carrier Veteran’s Association (CVA) have a responsibility to its members. We understand that you cannot make any plans right now for the future, not knowing what effect this crisis will have in the long term.
So, the CVA has decided to get out in front of this and is Postponing Reunion 2020.
This was not an easy decision to make. A lot of thought went into it, with a lot of discussion and email contact within the board of directors, hotel and tour companies. It was decided it was in the best interest of the membership and the CVA to postpone the reunion for at least one year. Our hope is that will be ample time for our government and other officials around the world to have in place controls to maintain the health of all of us on this planet.
The reunion will still be in Warwick, RI. At the Crowne Plaza. Most likely in Sept. 2021.
We had a few registrations online and those members will be receiving refunds. If you have already mailed in a registration form and payment, the check will be returned to you. We do not know when we will set an exact date for the reunion, but until then please stay healthy.
A word from our Chaplin
As you are aware our country is going through a very trying time right now,
and it’s a time to be united and strong!
For 31 years we took our beloved USS AMERICA, callsign Courage, all over the
world and during those years we sailed into harm’s way many times. As always
we came through those times since we had a great ship and we worked as
shipmates to get the job done. Now we must do the same thing for our
country, by staying strong and healthy for our families.
So, my prayers for you are to stay courageous, strong, healthy and positive
and we will bring our “AMERICA” back!
Until our next reunion, GOD Bless you and your families!
Rich Fleischer, Chaplin