Monday, May 30, 2011

MEMORIAL DAY


Arlington National Cemetery
This is the Day we should and do remember the members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for us.  Growing up in Europe during the Second World War these sacrifices have always been part  of the NAUTICAL LOG education.  All the Senior Merchant Navy Officers who trained me as a Deck Apprentice and Junior Watchofficer had served at sea during WW2 and several had been wounded, sunk in convoy or seen similar action.  These incidents had left their mark and quite a few would not have been cleared for sea duty today.  It is not something one forgets too easily.


This is also a good time to remember the seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia, let us work with the maritime interests and others who are trying to free them.  The hours of meetings that have been held, the volumes of paperwork generated, have produced results which frankly are pathetic - but one lives in hope.


So enjoy being with the family, your barbecue, trip to the beach or a combination, as it largely is here in South Florida and as you enjoy the day - please do not forget to remember.


Good Watch

1 comment:

BERMAXO said...

Un merecido recuerdo para todos estos soldados que lucharon para conseguir la paz en la segunda guerra mundial ..sin ellos no seria posible saludos