For veterans and those who served in the hopes that others wouldn’t have to, a vote of thanks doesn’t seem quite enough. Take a just and honest pride in having paid a debt to a country that has given so much to those in great danger elsewhere.
From those in peril on the sea, to those who faced the guns and worse. And to those who supported their efforts month after long month after a brave and illustrious president led the way. Rosie the Riveter included.
o Not just because I sailed aboard the Jeremiah O’Brien in October’s San Francisco Fleet Week celebration…
o Not just because of the memories raised by this venerable “Liberty Ship” pushing off from Pier 47 that Sunday October morning due to efforts of countless volunteers, with the families of those who sailed, built, and took part in the Normandy beach-head…
For all these reasons and more, these words of gratitude and thanksgiving express what many who were not able to return might have said:
Thank you for the sacrifices you made, the work you did so ably, leaving friends and a safe environment to help those unable to help themselves.
Find out more about the Jeremiah O’Brien at: ssjeremiahobrien.org
For below-decks photos and how to get there by BART go here:
For the ultimate post go here: They deserve more