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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Home For Thanksgiving

This past week saw the return of the deployed submarines USS Alexandria (SSN 757) and USS Albany (SSN 753) (pictured below) to their homeports in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I'm thankful for their safe return from war, but on this day I'm especially thankful for the men who remain on the front lines while we celebrate safely in our homes; thankful that they give of themselves on and under the oceans, in the air, or in far-off lands. I'm also thankful for their families who wait patiently for their return -- your support for these brave men and women is what gives them the strength to continue.

To you and yours from me and mine -- Happy Thanksgiving!


Blogger SonarMan said...

In return, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

11/23/2006 1:51 PM

Blogger AubreyJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too...

11/23/2006 2:36 PM

Blogger half said...

What kinda food did you get on Thanksgiving while on patrol?

11/23/2006 3:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the usual, turkey and ham, potatoes, stuffing and veggies. All boats did a great spread. The CHOP, Mess Chief, and the guys in the galley always did an outstanding job. The only time it differed in the slightest is when we pulled out of Faslane on one of my missions on T-day. We had turkey and ham sandwiches instead. But, you know, since we just spent a week in port, it really didnt matter.


11/23/2006 3:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel, I couldn't have said it any better.... I've got to admit during the Thanksgiving prayer my thoughts were with all the bubbleheads that are at sea and not home with their families...

11/23/2006 9:26 PM

Blogger WillyShake said...

Amen to that! ...and thanks for posting the pic--brings back lots of memories.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/24/2006 5:29 PM


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