USS Intrepid flag presented to Fisher House

A former crew member of the USS Intrepid last week presented a flag flown on the ship to the St. Louis Fisher House. The late Zachary Fisher and his wife, Elizabeth, founded the Fisher House Foundation and personally dedicated more than \$20 million to the construction of comfort homes for families of hospitalized military personnel. Since opening in July 2010, the St. Louis Fisher House has served as a home away from home for several hundred families of veterans receiving care at the nearby Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In 1978, Zachary Fisher founded the campaign to save the historic and battle-scarred World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid from the scrap yard and transform it into America's largest naval museum. More than 50 Fisher Houses now operate across the United States. Each time a new one opens, a flag flown on the Intrepid is presented to the Fisher House by the Intrepid Former Crew Member Association. Above, Concord resident Alan W. Boyce, who served on the USS Intrepid-CVA-11 for four years, presents the flag and a plaque to Rachael Fer-nandez, manager of the St. Louis Fisher House.

A former crew member of the USS Intrepid last week presented a flag flown on the ship to the St. Louis Fisher House. The late Zachary Fisher and his wife, Elizabeth, founded the Fisher House Foundation and personally dedicated more than \$20 million to the construction of comfort homes for families of hospitalized military personnel. Since opening in July 2010, the St. Louis Fisher House has served as a home away from home for several hundred families of veterans receiving care at the nearby Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In 1978, Zachary Fisher founded the campaign to save the historic and battle-scarred World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid from the scrap yard and transform it into America’s largest naval museum. More than 50 Fisher Houses now operate across the United States. Each time a new one opens, a flag flown on the Intrepid is presented to the Fisher House by the Intrepid Former Crew Member Association. Above, Concord resident Alan W. Boyce, who served on the USS Intrepid-CVA-11 for four years, presents the flag and a plaque to Rachael Fer-nandez, manager of the St. Louis Fisher House.