Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Hero 05/27/2009

USS George H.W. Bush
USS George H.W. Bush
U.S. Navy

Sailors assigned to the Air Department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are silhouetted against the setting sun at the conclusion of flight operations. George H.W. is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting flight deck certifications.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Sarge Charlie said...

I could not contain my tears when they christened that ship, I watched every minute of the ceremony. Oh well, I am just an old softie.......

coffeypot said...

A great ship! The Navy has men and women at sea 24-7-365 to keep us safe. On a six to nine month deployment there are so many life stories going on. Back home babies are born, spouses file for divorce, kids graduate schools, ballgames are played, dances and proms are attended and home repairs and bills are paid while the sailors are working exhausting hours keeping planes maintained and flying, aircraft launches and retrievals, ship maintenance, radio, radar and sonar equipment are manned. Sailors get sick, have surgeries, breakdowns, and serve with all that stuff going on back home. As much a hero these guys and gals are, there are heroes at home, too. Lonesome wives, husband and kids; parents thinking about their kids at sea and on shore stations around the world. Not many sailors ever have to face enemy fire, but they are heroes non-the-less. Go USS Bush (CVN 77) and make us proud. (btw, the CVN stands for C = Carrier, V = All Weather and N = Nuclear.)

Mary Ellen said...

Awesome photo!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Godspeed to them all Airman Mom!!
Whoever took that snapshot captured the moment beutifully didn't they?
I pray for out soldier's each and every day. Their sacrifice is just unimaginable by most........
God designed these soldier's especially for you and I and all of America. I'd like to hug them all :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.

AirmanMom said... is my honor to have such a softie visit!

AirmanMom said... truer words have been spoken. thank you!

AirmanMom said...

ME...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

rg...hugging each and every soldier would be the sweetest of all honors! I'm with you, girl!

AirmanMom said...

mike...I thank you for taking the time to read this post!