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Lynx Celebration and War of 1812 Remembrance
April 14, 2012
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join Mystic Seaport and the captain and crew of Lynx, "America's Privateer," as the Museum honors the bicentennial of the War of 1812 on Saturday, April 14. The celebration will feature tours of Lynx, the opportunity to meet the vessel's crew, and the rededication of the schooner's mission to honor all who cherish America's freedom. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The evening's festivities will also include both a silent and live auction. Featured auction items include a position as a guest racer onboard Team Artemis AC45 - America's Cup World Series - in Newport, RI, a five-night oceanfront cottage stay at the Waimea Plantation on the island of Kauai, and a one-week Nantucket home getaway.
Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to meet award-winning author William H. White who will be signing copies of his book, ...Our Flag was Still There. White, a noted historian, is a member of the National Advisory Group for the Celebration of the Bicentennial, and is also serving as Chairman of the National Maritime Historical Society Bicentennial Committee.
Tickets for the fundraising event are $50. All proceeds are tax deductible and help support the Lynx Educational Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Those who donate $100 or more will receive a complimentary copy of J. Dennis Robinson's book, America's Privateer: Lynx and the War of 1812 courtesy of the Lynx Educational Foundation.
Please RSVP by April 11 by calling the Advancement Department at 860.572.5365 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
The Lynx Educational Foundation proudly announces its support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The 122-foot square top-sail schooner Lynx "America's Privateer" is scheduled to participate in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner with multiple ports of call, where we will bring attention to this respectful organization. Through our public donation program we are honored to help support this worthy cause. "Our quality of life endures through the efforts of modern-day heroes who continue to defend liberty, freedom, and justice for all." Jeffrey Woods, Executive Director, Lynx Educational Foundation said. "Let us not to forget those who fought for our nation's freedom and those who continue to defend it today. We need all hands to stand together and Join our journey and help support America's Privateer Lynx and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund." Seize the opportunity and help support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund by making a tax deductible donation today to the Lynx Educational Foundation. For more information, please visit www.privateerlynx.org or call 866.446.5969.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, "our nation's greatest national resource," and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.
The Lynx operates under the auspices of the Lynx Educational Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit, organization, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach early American history. The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American Privateer Lynx utilizing an award-winning, comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training. For more information, please visit www.privateerlynx.org or call 866.446.5969.