Last edited by Bailey; 02-03-2012 at 10:13 PM.
Governor Culver signed resolution in early 2010
On April 12, 2010 Governor Chet Culver signed a resolution to support preservation efforts for the Battleship USS Iowa
The provisions of Senate Joint Resolution 2007 include:
The state of Iowa supports the assignment of the USS Iowa as a permanent naval museum to an appropriate location.
A committee of ten is created to be appointed by the Governor to support efforts for the preservation and relocation of the Battleship Iowa.
A BB-61 fund is created in the State Treasury to be administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs. The fund’s proceeds shall be used for the purposes of preserving and relocating of the Battleship Iowa.
The Department of Cultural Affairs shall provide all necessary administrative support for the committee and shall administer the BB-61 fund.
“As we honor the sailors who lost their lives on the USS Iowa, we are also taking a step to tell the story of this great ship,” Governor Culver said. “With my signature, the process of making the USS Iowa into a permanent museum begins. Thanks to the leadership of Senate President Jack Kibbie and Representative McKinley Bailey, the legislature passed language formally supporting the preservation and relocation of the USS Iowa, and giving resources to do that. We proudly honor the fact that this ship was named after the state we love, and that this ship will continue to educate Americans from all walks of life about our country’s rich military history, through the narrative of the Iowa.”
The effort to preserve USS Iowa needs your help. If you would like to make a donation to this fund you may either send a check to "The Department of Cultural Affairs" with a memo of "USS Iowa" or call and donate via credit card.
this is when I made my donation. and it worked. the Iowa is free. she found a home. LA.
the New Jersey served with us in Nam
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