As part of
Hampton Inn's Save-A Landmark program, several employee volunteers spent
restoring the historic destroyer, USS Laffey (DD 724), currently a part of the Patriots Point
Naval Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. Pictures of their productive efforts are shown in the following pages
Not only did these individuals
provide us with much-appreciated working hours, but the Hampton Inn
Corporation donated an additional $15,000 to Patriots Point, a substantial amount of which, will be used to provide
air-conditioning to the new Memorial Room on our destroyer.
The entire membership of the USS
Laffey Association wishes to thank the Hampton Inn and its employees
for their generous donation of time and resources. They can take pride in knowing their efforts will
have provided the means to maintain those memorabilia and artifacts that are part of this country's history.
Dave Burnette (Executive Director Patriots Point) and Sonny Walker (on the right) holding the $15,000 check presented
to Patriots Point by Carla Rayner (Hampton Inn Corporate Office)
An Article in the Charleston City Paper