Memorial Day 2019

Every year, the Memorial Day holiday in the US is the culmination of Fleet Week in New York City, when the US Navy brings some of the ships to our harbor and we can visit them and pay respects to the servicemen and women who protect us year-round.

Neil and I have a tradition of getting up early on Memorial Day and visiting one of the ships – this year we went to Red Hook to take a tour of the USS Hue City. This is a drawing of some of the Navy personnel on board. The officer at right was telling us a story of how the ship stopped once to allow a large sea-turtle to pass her.

A big thank you to all of our veterans and active servicemen and women for their service to our country. I am not a fan of war – can’t imagine anyone who is – but it is nice to know that there are people out there working to maintain the peace.

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  1. Charles Catanzaro

    Hue was the scene of the 1968 Tet Offensive. It is where the U.S. politicians lost the Vietnam War.

  2. Veronica

    The sailors told us that it is the only ship in the US fleet named after a battle in Vietnam.

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