Archive for November 12th, 2009

It was a beautiful day for a parade!

And brought a full spectrum of veterans out in force.

VD Parade 09 Colonial

From Continental Soldiers to Navajo Code Talkers

VD Parade 09 Navajo

Leathernecks

VD Parade 09 Leathernecks

And a Killer Chevy (At least I think it’s a Chevy)!

VD Parade 09 Killer Chevy

View the whole collection of photos here!

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She was in port for a week as part of her christening ceremonies.

On Sunday the Vigilant Squirrel brigade took a tour of the ship and sent these photos:

USS NY Gangway

“Never Forget” was a recurring theme throughout the ship.  A motto the men and women on board will hold close to their hearts.  A motto we wish many of our politicians would remember.

On board is a memorial to those who perished on 911.

USS NY 911 Memorial

One of the prized possessions on the new ship is the Patriotic Flags quilt of flags that have flown over Ground Zero, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, PA.

USS NY FLAG Quilt

For more photos, video and a report go here!