We took the public tour of our new assault ship, the USS New York, the day before Veteran’s Day (November 10, 2009).
It also just happened to be the birthday of our US Marines (November 10, 1775). It was a great two-hours well-spent. Every one on-board: crew (enlisted and officers) old and young…veterans, women, children …. each and everyone was so happy!
A friend remarked it was like Disneyland for grown-ups: No kidding. It was difficult to capture a shot of all the activity without a few blurs as everyone was eagerly moving from spot to spot. Even so, it was fun catching people sitting in cockpits, climbing on tanks, holding large shells and huge heavy weapons (this was particularly popular) .
And there was a very meaningful display in memory of those murdered on 9/11.
She’s a beautiful ship.
We hope for those who weren’t able to come on-board to take the tour, that you’ll feel as though you were there after going through the three slide-shows. (and this one short video)
Enjoy the slideshows of pictures! (you can skip slide show at go straight to flickr if you prefer)
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