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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Sep. 5 (Deadline Aug. 29), Decatur: WWII Museum Ship Field Trip

This event is being offered exclusively to Everest Academy Families

Sep. 5
WWII Museum Ship 
Ingalls Harbor Pavillion Event Center
802A Wilson St. NW
Decatur, AL 35601

Two Tours:
  • 1:00 p.m. (be there no later than 12:30 p.m.)  FULL!!!
  • 1:15 p.m. (be there no later than 12:45 p.m.) - Just a few spots remaining!!!  

Kids 6-18 are $3
Adults $10
LIMIT 30 TOTAL so sign up if you want a spot!
Deadline for signup, payment and cancellation is Aug. 29.  You can make payment using Paypal or a credit/debit card via Paypal www.paypal.com  to esther@roamschool.com by August 29.  You do not have to have a Paypal account to make payment via Paypal using a credit/debit card.  Please make sure to click on "Sending Money to Friends of Family" or be prepared to pay any additional Paypal charges.  

The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. 

Carrying 20 Sherman tanks in their giant holds, the LST (Landing Ship Tank) was developed during World War II to land vehicles and personnel directly onto enemy shores. On the main deck they could also carry 30-40 trucks, tons of fuels, ammunition or supplies and soldiers.
The USS LST 325 participated in the invasion and occupation of Sicily on July 10, 1943 (Operation HUSKY); Salerno, September 3, 1943; and the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944 under the command of Captain Clifford E. Mosier. Between June 1944 and April 1945, the LST 325 made 44 trips between England and France to aid in the delivery of supplies to Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and the City of Rouen on the Seine River, earning 2 Battle Stars for her effort. 

The use of LST’s continued through the Korean and Vietnam War due to the ship’s ability to navigate shallow waters. Through the years, the USS LST 325 has had a fascinating record of service and in 2000, she was acquired by the USS LST 325 Ship Memorial, Inc. through an act of Congress.

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