We are honored to have the only living U.S. President to have sailed aboard the SS United States endorse our efforts to preserve the ship by generously accepting the post of Honorary Chairman. President William Jefferson Clinton crossed the Atlantic on America's Flagship in 1968 en route to accept his Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.
In a letter on behalf of the effort to preserve the SS United States, President Clinton offered the following wisdom for consideration:
"The destruction of the SS United States would be tantamount to destroying other national monuments like the Liberty Bell or the Statue of Liberty...
Careful stewardship of our historic resources was a priority during my Presidency and I strongly believe that in this age of rapid change, we must maintain what is good and constant in our past if we are to imagine a better future."
- President William Jefferson Clinton
The Board of the SS United States Trust extends our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to President Clinton and his incredible staff of dedicated patriots.