Working on different military installations everyday there is the morning raising of the flag. 8 am everyday. A while back I stood at attention, hard hat under my arm, and hand over my heart. I’m not in uniform so I don’t render the hand salute.
On this morning from where I was standing I could see the U.S.S. Ashville, the U.S.S. New Jersey, the mighty U.S.S. Missouri, and the final resting place of the U.S.S. Utah and the U.S.S. Arizona. And I felt a great pride for having once been part of that brotherhood.
Last week I was privileged to see the new U.S.S. Missouri ( America’s newest, most up to date submarine) pass by the original Missouri. All hands were on deck rendering honors to the Mighty Mo. It was a moment in time that will be forever captured in my memory.