Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
Mark
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Welcome home, Intrepid!

USS Intrepid


I'm really enjoying watching the USS Intrepid rededication ceremony, live on CNN.com from New York Harbor. They have quite a collection of brass on hand, including a three- or four-star admiral or general from each of the five branches of the service.

A little girl, the daughter of a service member who passed away four years ago, presented a cartoon to the President, and I couldn't help but wonder if she was thinking "What's he doing here? Where's President Obama?"

Governor Paterson is speaking right now, I think the first time I've seen him speak since the kerfluffle that left him in charge of the state. He's a good speaker. Even better, he just announced he's signing an executive order creating the New York State Commission on Veterans and their Families, so that even as the Federal government catches up on its responsibilities to Veterans, New York is properly providing for its own.
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