Last Saturday night, SNL was hosted by Dave Chappelle and it was actually FUNNY! He is a brilliant comedian and after 11 years of being off stage he chose a great time for a come back to give this country a laugh.
It was also Veterans Day weekend and it reminded me that our problems and issues in life can be quite small compared to those of servicemen/ women and their families.
I was privileged to have been invited for a private tour of the USS Iwo Jima- a US NAVY Wasp -Class amphibious assault ship commissioned in 2001 and in active service based in Jacksonville, Florida.
The flight deck on a beautiful afternoon in NYC with the Hudson River as a backdrop.
|The Bridge of USS Iwo Jima|
|Flight Deck flying machines|
Thank you to the USS IWO JIMA for an educational and fascinating fun afternoon with you.
In conversation with the commanding officer, captain and Boatswain, they mentioned how they could not believe that the city had been so "NICE " to them. They were given tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, tickets to Broadway, Metrocards, tickets to JETS football game and various other NYC tours and freebies....
In my opinion there are not enough freebies for these men and women to thank them for the work they are doing to protect our country.
I am so impressed and honored to have spent time learning about the ship they call home and given a glimpse into their lives on board. It is non stop work when they are underway and I wish them safe journeys and may they return home after every deployment.