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To all who Served

The sailor stood and faced his God which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you sailor, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"

The sailor squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't because those of us who stand the watch can't always be a saint.

I had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've…

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Added by Lee Orie Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 8:24pm — No Comments

I am the American Sailor

Hear my voice, America! Though I speak through the mist of 200 years, my shout for freedom will echo through liberty's halls for many centuries to come. Hear me speak, for my words are of truth and justice, and the rights of man. For those ideals I have spilled my blood upon the world's troubled waters. Listen well, for my time is eternal - yours is but a moment.

I am the spirit of heroes past and future. I am the American Sailor. I was born upon the icy shores at Plymouth, rocked…

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Added by Lee Orie Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 8:21pm — No Comments

REMEMBERING Key West in the early 1960's

 

When money was scarce and you had the weekend off we (John Skondill, Richard Brown & et al) headed to Smathers Beach, across Roosevelt Blvd. and the Key West Airport. All you needed were a Swim Mask, Fins and a Hawaiian Sling (spear gun). The water there was shallow (waist deep) for approximately ¼ mile (give or take). After that it dropped off to an unknown depth, but there among the crevices were numerous Longouste’s …also referred to as Spiny Lobster I only…

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Added by Lee Orie Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Hello, Remember me?

 

Some call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your Flag - the Flag of the United States of America...There has been something that has been bothering me, so I thought that I might talk it over with you here today.

I remember some time ago, (I think it was Memorial Day, or was it Veterans' Day?) that people were lined up on both sides of the street for a parade. A high school band was behind me and,…

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Added by Lee Orie Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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