And yes, I do the best I can to encourage people to become members of The USS LST Ship Memorial. We're a bunch of fine people working together on a very worthwhile project. We'd be happy to have you join our ranks!
Please do so now, while you're thinking about it. Just go to the Membership page on the main website, print out the form and mail it in with your check.
Unlike many organizations, every single penny goes toward the ship. Since we're all volunteers, your money is not wasted on quote-unquote "administrative costs" or salaries.
Finally, memberships are tax-deductible. If your check is dated before Dec. 31, you can take a deduction on it for this year's taxes. If not, there's always next year.