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Fourth of July on the USS Hornet 

Wednesday, Jul 3 2013
If you’re feeling particularly patriotic this Fourth of July, take your requisite fireworks and barbeque routine onto the historic USS Hornet and “support a national treasure.” As with many retired military vessels, the Hornet offers a bounce house, Celtic rock band, and a jet fighter mission via flight simulator against the backdrop of San Francisco’s traditional fireworks show — exactly the sort of thing that constitutes American adventure. The USS Hornet has a rich naval history, having participated in WW II and the Apollo 11 and 12 manned moon missions before serving as a permanently docked air and space museum. Its annual Independence Day celebration has become a Bay Area tradition, with proceeds going to the preservation of the museum and ship’s significant historical role. The show starts at 11 a.m. Admission is $25.
Thu., July 4, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 2013

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