Monday, May 26, 2014

A Memorial Day Story

Yesterday my kids and I visited Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts.  I hadn't heard about before until just recently and while I'm not a war/military buff, it was one of the more interesting exhibits I've ever visited.  I highly recommend a visit.  They have a battleship, destroyer, a submarine, a couple of helicopters and several PT boats that you have remarkable access and freedom to explore.

This morning as I sip coffee and look at photos, I keep rolling over in my mind how amazing the people are who served on these ships or in any war time effort.  This photo of the battleship USS Massachusetts exemplifies that for me.  I made the image on the lower starboard deck and was surrounded by eight 5" guns.  You can see two of those here.

Working with hundreds of crew to man these guns, sailing around the world to engage in battle and living on these ships and submarines is just unimaginable to me.  These people are true superheroes that deserve to be remembered and celebrated on Memorial Day.

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