Photo from Aidan (Thanks to Jim Diehl, Gathering of Eagles)
the Gathering of Eagles)
The S.S Jeremiah O'Brien, named for an Irish-born American Revolutionary War hero, and one of the last of the hundreds of Liberty Ships produced during WWII, silhouetted by the great fire today on Pier 45. She has a triple-expansion steam engine which took her back to the Normandy beaches as the only full-size ship to return there after fifty years.
They Gave Two Lives
Click here to view the video: A powerful speech from President Reagan remembering those who gave all so that we can live in freedom.
President Reagan gave this speech at Arlington National Cemetery in 1985. I hope this will help people to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. May those that have fallen in the fight for freedom Rest In Peace and may their families know that their sacrifice will never be forgotten.