Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fair Winds and Following Seas...


Hubster and I had the honor of attending the retirement luncheon of a true patriot. Pat served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years, then spent the following twenty years working for The U.S. Department of Navy. Hubster and Pat have sat within eyesight of each other, for twenty years.

Listening to the words of co-workers; revealed the passion Pat has had for his country, his entire adult life. Although he retired from the Navy twenty years ago, the love and respect for his fellow sailor never diminished. He worked diligently to make certain each and every sailor would be safe while at sea. Always a sailor!

A couple weeks ago, Pat and his wife joined us for an Operation Welcome Home event. Both Pat and his wife were obviously touched, by welcoming our troops home. I captured a great photo of Pat and Hubster.

Pat, you will be deeply missed by my Hubster. I will miss hearing the fun stories, which Hubster has shared of your day. No doubt, there will be a lot less laughing on the Navy Yard and one less bright, smiling face. We wish you and Jackie many blessings as you open this new chapter of your lives.

Fair Winds and Following Seas...

10 comments:

coffeypot said...

Ship ahoy, mate, and safe sailing. But this time try to stay on top of the water.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...he'll be on a dry spot on the left coast! Thanks for stopping by!

Sarge Charlie said...

Fair Winds and Following Seas...

AirmanMom said...

sarge...thanks for your wishes.

Tami said...

Best wishes

aam

AirmanMom said...

tami...thanks for your words!

Hammer said...

Sounds like a heck of a guy. Retirement is always bittersweet.

Should convince him to start writing about his experiences

A.J. said...

Sounds like a great guy! :)

I pray that he enjoys his retirement cause he sure deserves it!

AirmanMom said...

hammer...excellent idea! I'll see if he is interested in posting for me!

AirmanMom said...

aj...I could not agree with you more!