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The Floyd Bennett Field Task Force

You Can Help

www.floydbennett.org

YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

You or your group can help by writing letters and emails, calling, and spreading the word.

- Write and phone the organizations below.
- Ask like-minded friends to write and phone too.
- Seek support of our work from influential individuals and organizations.

Click here to email us

KEY POINTS when WRITING or CALLING:

TELL THE STORY

Tell park visitors about Naval and Coast Guard aviation at Floyd Bennett, particularly the critically important WW2 period.

PRESERVE THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES

Don't demolish WW2 naval or other historic aviation buildings or allow their destruction through neglect. Use the buildings for purposes that include telling the military aviation story of Floyd Bennett Field.

CONGRESS

Please write or call your U.S. representatives in the House and Senate. Legible handwritten letters have proven to be most effective. (See the links below to the House and Senate web sites, if needed).

- Ask your representative and senators to contact Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, D-NY 9th District (Floyd Bennett Field is in Mr. Weiner's district) and New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.
 
Your representative and senators should ask Rep. Weiner to introduce legislation as outlined below. With support from his congressional colleagues, Mr. Weiner will lead the legislative process to preserve the site and tell the story.

WE ASK THAT CONGRESS:

1. Amend Gateway National Recreation Area's "enabling legislation" to provide explicit authorization to preserve and interpret the military aviation heritage of Floyd Bennett Field.

 

2. Ask the Park Service to preserve and interpret the military aviation heritage of Floyd Bennett Field.

 

3. Authorize and fund repairs and/or promote adaptive reuse of historic hangers and other historic buildings and structures.

US House of Representatives, http://www.house.gov

US Senate, http://www.senate.gov

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Please write or call National Park Service leaders. First, thank them for the initial steps we've accomplished (interpretive plaque in the Ryan Visitor Center, and "site bulletin" about Floyd Bennett Field in WWII).

Seond, ask them to:

1. Tell Floyd Bennett Field's WW2 story by using existing research and artifacts to update brochures, maps, signs, interpretive displays, tours, web sites and other sources of visitor information.

2. Complete the revision to the "Floyd Bennett Field National Register District" to include the WW2 period, and increase the District boundaries to include historic naval structures not protected.

3. Complete and submit the nomination of Floyd Bennett Field as a "national historic landmark".

Jon Jarvis, 202-208-3818 / Jon_Jarvis@nps.gov

Director, National Park Service

1849 C Street NW Room 3316

Washington, DC 20240

 

Linda Canzanelli, (718) 354-4665

(Acting) General Superintendent, Gateway National Recreation Area

210 New York Ave, Ft. Wadsworth

Staten Island, NY 10305-5019

National Park Service, http://www.nps.gov

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