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Navy Lacrosse Gives WWII Vets Classy Salute
| october 15, 2012
Posted on 10/15/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by lowbridge
The story of a chance encounter at the airport between the Navy lacrosse team and a group of World War II veterans is making the rounds on the Internet thanks to a goose bump-inducing photo.
The Navy men's lacrosse team flew back to BWI airport today after playing Notre Dame in a fall lacrosse game on Saturday. While at BWI, the team encountered 67 World War II veterans. After having the opportunity to shake their hand and thank them for their service, the team lined up and saluted them as their buses passed by. It put the entire trip in perspective.
(Excerpt) Read more at thepostgame.com ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navy; veterans
Pic at link
posted on 10/15/2012 2:02:41 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2012 2:04:20 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
Very, very nice, respectable and honorable.
posted on 10/15/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT
by Loud Mime
To: Loud Mime
Now, when I was at Annapolis the Lacrosse team had some of the more "colorful" members of the Brigade. Maybe that team personality has changed a bit in the last 20+ years.
Nice job guys, you bring credit to the institution.
posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:09 PM PDT
(sarcasm engaged at all times)
Good judgment and class are timeless.
posted on 10/15/2012 2:26:11 PM PDT
Good job Middies.
You put a tear in this old Soldier’s eye.
posted on 10/15/2012 2:38:26 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT
(yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
To: Loud Mime
And...Wonderful! My salute to USNA from a USCGA dad.
Never pass up your chance to honor our vets. No matter what role they may have played, they SERVED.
posted on 10/15/2012 3:31:50 PM PDT
(You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
Great stuff! And am proud to say I was there and watched the middie LAX team upset Hopkins this season. They should be pretty good this coming year.
Thanks for the ping...
posted on 10/15/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT
(Democrats lie because they must.)
posted on 10/16/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT
(Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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