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May 26, 2012
The Battleship USS IOWA makes her way to the Port of LA... her new home.

John Paul Jones Legacy Society

Leaving a legacy is one of the most important decisions we make during our lifetime. How do we want to be remembered by our friends and loved ones? How do we ensure that our beliefs and passions continue to make an impact in the future?

As a member of the John Paul Jones Legacy Society, you are part of an exclusive society of individuals who are dedicated to upholding an important community asset. John Paul Jones Legacy Society members' commitment directly benefits the programs, experiences, and sustainability of the Battleship IOWA and/or the National Museum of the Surface Navy into the future.

You may learn more about the ways you can make a planned gift and become a member of the John Paul Jones Legacy Society here. Additionally, if you inform us of your legacy gift in advance, we will provide benefits for you and your family to enjoy during your lifetime including an exclusive society certificate, wallet card, and challenge coin reserved only for those that are part of the John Paul Jones Society.

We greatly appreciate your consideration of including the Pacific Battleship Center as a recipient of your planned giving. If you are ready to join the John Paul Jones Legacy Society or have any questions prior to joining, our team is ready to support and can be reached at [email protected] or (877) 446-9261 x 723.

Society Member: John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones was a Scottish-American naval captain who was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends among U.S political elites (including John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin) as well as enemies (who accused him of piracy), and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the American Navy" (a sobriquet he shares with John Barry and John Adams).