May 30th, 2005

submarine insignia, dolphins

Memorial Day, 2005

Today, in the United States, we celebrated Memorial Day. I watched the ceremonies in the Acton, Massachusetts town center, in the shadow of the memorial to Issac Davis (Captain of Acton's Minute company, who fell at the North Bridge on April 19, 1775). Much went as I expected; but I was surprised, and moved, when the high school marching band struck up "Eternal Father, Strong to Save", perhaps better known today as the Navy Hymn.

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