The ship has completed her first year in Evansville. In our wildest dreams we could not have imagined a better welcome then the ship has received here in Evansville -- and not just from local people. In fact, 60% of the visitors to LST 325 in 2006 were out-of-towners.
People from all 50 states have been onboard since the ship arrived in October 2005. Over a dozen foreign countries are represented.
And the age group demographic is amazing. Before the ship arrived, some thought only folks from the World War II generation would visit the ship. How wrong they were! Individuals and families of all ages visit every day. School children on field trips stormed the LST in 2006.
On New Years Eve let's raise a glass to the greatest group of people on earth -- the people who care for and support the LST.