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This Veteran's Day, the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be opened to the public for the first time in over 200 years. The site now hosts a museum and a number of small businesses.
BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - Turning the Yard into a museum was a $25.6 million project and in addition to the history of the Yard, it focuses on the individual stories of the people who lived and worked there.
Exhibits feature 65 oral histories, and 1,700 photos. Displays include a piece of the USS Arizona, the battleship that was blown up in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as memorabilia from the USS Missouri, the battleship on which Japan formerly surrendered to the Allies.
The Yard has been closed to the public since 1801. Admission is free and the museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.