May 21 to May 25, 2019    
    September 10 to September 14, 2019    
    Bay City, Michigan    

    What Is A Field Day?    
    A field day is a working weekend aboard the destroyer Edson, that is now a museum ship. For many, it is like a chance to go    
    back in time. All types of volunteer labor are welcomed but electricians, welders, plumbers, carpenters, etc., are    
    especially needed. You can alsoclean, paint, or do any of the other numerous tasks that always need to be done.    
    Participants bunk aboardship for the duration of the field day and meals will beprovided.    
    This invaluable program not only helps these ships in termsof maintenance and upkeep, but also    
    provides an opportunity for the general public and veterans alike to lend a hand inpreservinghistory and to    
    join together for a weekend to socialize with one another.    
    Do I Have To Have Served In The Navy To Participate?    
    No. We have had field day attendees representing every branch of the Armed Forces:    
    Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Members of the    
    U.S. Merchant Marine have also come aboard to lend a hand. But you really don't even need    
    military experience to attend. Anyone with an interest in history and restoration is welcome.    
    What Do I Need To Bring?    
  Sleeping Bag & Pillow Work clothes (or dungarees) and gloves.    
  Toiletries (soap, towels, toothpaste, etc.) Tools (will be kept in safe, locked area)