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Jan 13, 2020 10:16:08   #
EN Submarine Qualified Loc: Wisconsin East coast
 
When I Am An Old Man

I will stand on the shore and remember the raging waves,

The glassy calm shimmering under a soft full moonlight.

In a harbor, I will remember leaving the shore,

Sailing to distant seas and for a length of time unknown, till I return.

Standing in a cemetery, my memories will honor those there,

Also those whose graves are only the depths of the cold uncaring sea.

On the deck of a memorial submarine I will remember,

Living, working, laughing, crying and the men that gave all.

I will remember the thunder of huge engines and the klaxon sound.

Sea stories and of chow call going down.

As I finger the worn silver dolphins on an old ball cap,

I remember the day when bright and shiny they were pinned on my shirt.

At a reunion faces and names will return to my memory,

As will fires, flooding and other challenges of the always dangerous deep.

These memories give me the satisfaction of knowing that I've said,

“I can do this.”

“I did this.”

“I am glad I was one of the few that did it.”

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Jan 13, 2020 10:27:27   #
Weewillynobeerspilly Loc: North central Texas
 
EN Submarine Qualified wrote:
When I Am An Old Man

I will stand on the shore and remember the raging waves,

The glassy calm shimmering under a soft full moonlight.

In a harbor, I will remember leaving the shore,

Sailing to distant seas and for a length of time unknown, till I return.

Standing in a cemetery, my memories will honor those there,

Also those whose graves are only the depths of the cold uncaring sea.

On the deck of a memorial submarine I will remember,

Living, working, laughing, crying and the men that gave all.

I will remember the thunder of huge engines and the klaxon sound.

Sea stories and of chow call going down.

As I finger the worn silver dolphins on an old ball cap,

I remember the day when bright and shiny they were pinned on my shirt.

At a reunion faces and names will return to my memory,

As will fires, flooding and other challenges of the always dangerous deep.

These memories give me the satisfaction of knowing that I've said,

“I can do this.”

“I did this.”

“I am glad I was one of the few that did it.”
When I Am An Old Man br br I will stand on the sh... (show quote)




That was very nice sir'

Carry on!!

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Jan 13, 2020 10:41:41   #
EN Submarine Qualified Loc: Wisconsin East coast
 
Weewillynobeerspilly wrote:


That was very nice sir'

Carry on!!



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Jan 14, 2020 07:26:09   #
BearK Loc: TN
 
May God bless and keep safe all our Military Warriors.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:31:17   #
cr
 
I agree and I also are one of the few, not Navy, but served and volunteered for very dangerous duties.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:52:16   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 
EN Submarine Qualified wrote:
When I Am An Old Man

I will stand on the shore and remember the raging waves,

The glassy calm shimmering under a soft full moonlight.

In a harbor, I will remember leaving the shore,

Sailing to distant seas and for a length of time unknown, till I return.

Standing in a cemetery, my memories will honor those there,

Also those whose graves are only the depths of the cold uncaring sea.

On the deck of a memorial submarine I will remember,

Living, working, laughing, crying and the men that gave all.

I will remember the thunder of huge engines and the klaxon sound.

Sea stories and of chow call going down.

As I finger the worn silver dolphins on an old ball cap,

I remember the day when bright and shiny they were pinned on my shirt.

At a reunion faces and names will return to my memory,

As will fires, flooding and other challenges of the always dangerous deep.

These memories give me the satisfaction of knowing that I've said,

“I can do this.”

“I did this.”

“I am glad I was one of the few that did it.”
When I Am An Old Man br br I will stand on the sh... (show quote)


Memories ~~ Life’s best feature for later years... Excellent..👍👏🏻💫

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Jan 14, 2020 08:21:51   #
billy a Loc: South Florida
 
EN Submarine Qualified wrote:
When I Am An Old Man

I will stand on the shore and remember the raging waves,

The glassy calm shimmering under a soft full moonlight.

In a harbor, I will remember leaving the shore,

Sailing to distant seas and for a length of time unknown, till I return.

Standing in a cemetery, my memories will honor those there,

Also those whose graves are only the depths of the cold uncaring sea.

On the deck of a memorial submarine I will remember,

Living, working, laughing, crying and the men that gave all.

I will remember the thunder of huge engines and the klaxon sound.

Sea stories and of chow call going down.

As I finger the worn silver dolphins on an old ball cap,

I remember the day when bright and shiny they were pinned on my shirt.

At a reunion faces and names will return to my memory,

As will fires, flooding and other challenges of the always dangerous deep.

These memories give me the satisfaction of knowing that I've said,

“I can do this.”

“I did this.”

“I am glad I was one of the few that did it.”
When I Am An Old Man br br I will stand on the sh... (show quote)


A lot of Service-people, here and above, are smiling at this. Thank You.

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