Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable

The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or bdskon@fedex.com if you have additional questions.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From Bill Benson on FB - lift a glass of Guiness, for strength! Goodbye Captain Lefon, a life well lived.

Tomorrow, in San Diego, kith and kin will lay to rest the mortal coil of Captain Carroll LeFon, United States Navy, a fighter pilot's fighter pilot, a warrior poet, and a friend of God and Man. At 1300 PST, a flight of Hornets will announce to the world that a great man has "slipped the surly bonds of Earth, put out his hand and touched the face of God."
At that time, locally, I shall hoist a pint and a prayer for his wife and children. I invite any and all to take a moment to reflect upon those leaders, mentors, and/or True Friends who have "stepped into the clearing at the end of the trail", wherever you my be.

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