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Friday, June 01, 2007


This is coolbert:

From the Chicago Tribune today:

On June 1

In 1813. Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake and mortally wounded in a losing battle with the British frigate Shannon, gave the Navy [U.S. that is] its motto when he said before dying:

Don’t give up the ship.’”

The U.S. Navy DOES have a fighting reputation second to none. Even the nation [Britain] that for centuries was master of the seas recognized this:

“I see trouble in those big frigates from across the sea!!” - - Lord Nelson referring to such ships as the Chesapeake.

[that is Nelson of Copenhagen, Nelson of the Nile, Nelson of Trafalgar!!]

The spirit of Lawrence is ALIVE AND WELL!!




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