Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The USS Fitzgerald Tragedy
We're a Navy family.
I have a grandson who is currently at sea serving on the destoyer, James E. Williams. When news of this tragedy broke, our family panicked while waiting to hear where it happened and to what vessel. Our family was relieved but took no comfort when we learned that the destroyer that was hit was the USS Fitzgerald, and not the one our grandson is serving on. Seven sailors are gone and we can only imagine the pain and suffering their families are going through. Our grandson is safe, but we mourn for the families and for the seven sailors who are lost forever.
We are heartbroken.
“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.” ― John F. Kennedy