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Past Veterans Day Graphics and Page Exerpts

2002 - 2008

Destroyer Escort Veterans Day 2008


The DESA Board of Directors wishes for each of you a very special Veterans Day. 
Well Done, Gentlemen.

With Heartfelt Appreciation
To All
DE, DER, APD and FF Sailors

On Veterans Day, America Honors Our Nation’s Men And Women In Uniform And Their Families Who Have Sacrificed For Our Nation. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard have protected our country and liberated millions of people around the world from tyranny and terror.


A Message From The Webmaster

I could never let a Veterans Day pass without taking the opportunity to extend a personal message to each DESA veteran.  I am honored to serve as your webmaster and and priviledged to know you.

Your sacrifice, courage and dedication to duty is remembered every day, but especially today.  You served our country in a time of turmoil and crisis and because of you I live in freedom.

President Franklin Roosevelt described you as the "pride of our Nation," who struggled to preserve our civilization. "Pride of our Nation" and "The Greatest Generation" are descriptions that could never be mistaken as describing anyone but you.

You set a standard for Naval service that is unmatched and continues to be an inspiration to the men and women who wear the blue uniform today.  You can probably never fully realize your tremendous impact and the level of respect felt for you. 

May you remember today your shipmates and how, together, you freed and brought peace to other nations. 

I ask for God's blessings upon each of you and wish for you a very happy Veterans Day.

Pat


 


The above copyrighted graphic  was designed by the DESA webmaster. 
The photos are of DESA members who attended the 2003 and 2004 conventions.

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming!
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?



The above copyrighted graphic  was designed by the DESA webmaster. 
The photos are of DESA members who attended the 2003 convention.

DE Veterans Well Done!
copyright 2002 desa webmaster

A Tribute To DE, DER, APD and FF Sailors

When you go home,
Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow,
We gave our today.

-The Kohima Epitaph

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