04 July 2020

Happy Independence Day!

This ensign flew above the destroyer on which I served, and above all U.S. Navy warships.

There's a reason for that, and I never see it without getting a little choked up. We forget its significance only at our very great peril.


Rat Bastard said...

Yep, I have one here that flew on my last submarine.

drjim said...

I've got one that was flown on the Iowa.

LindaG said...


God bless you all.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Happy Independence Day Reverend.

John in Philly said...

I was telling one of my much younger coworkers that when I was born the flag didn't have 50 stars.
Without an instants hesitation he looked at me and said, "Did it have thirteen?"
Good one.

Happy Independence Day.

Tim said...

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.” ― John F. Kennedy