Veterans Day Tribute

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Carpediem44DB, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    585
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Sunday our club. in cooperation with another nearby yacht club, hosted 50 Marine Veterans to a breakfast and cruise from Benicia to Vallejo, about an hour long cruise. At the Vallejo Yacht club the vets were assembled while the colors were ceremoniously raised. They then marched in formation thru the parking lot and then were treated to a lunch and a couple of traditional tributes and shared memories. There was a moment of silence during which each Marine was invited to call out the name of a fallen comrade. There were veteran Marines from just about every generation.
    I was honored to be one of the boat skippers to provide our boat for the round trip. As I watched these proud men and women fall into formation and stand at attention I could not help but think how fortunate I was to be born in 1962 and come of age in one of the most peaceful times in history and was not compelled to serve. I was an Airforce Brat and have always revered those that did serve. Thanks to all of those that were called and secured our way of life here in the greatest nation on earth.
    Happy Veterans Day and May God continue to Bless the United States of America
    Carpe Diem
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    What a nice tribute to our nation's heroes. Thanks for doing that and thanks also for sharing it.

    USAF, 1969 to 1977
     
  3. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    585
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
     

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