In the remembrance garden there are sooooo many different types of planes and helicopters and Dad was super duper happy to see his beloved P3 plane on display - this is one he flew for many years as a Commander in the Navy. The helicopter is like one of the many we see flying around us daily at the Mayport Navy base (the one closer to where we live). And of coarse Dad loved seeing the F-14 jet like they used in 'Top Gun' he says this is still the best and meanest looking jet ever built. The last picture of the little jet a T-2 Buckeye trainer was most poignant for Dad for it is sadly like the one that one of Dad's good friends lost his life flying. (Please forgive Mom is she got the names of the planes wrong - Dad reeled them off so fast and there were so many Mom couldn't keep up - she says he was like a kid in candy store seeing them all again)
So today on Memorial Day - we would like to say a BIG thank you to all the military and their families past and present - we salute you and thank you for service and sacrifices - we will always remember you.
|Dad and his beloved P3|
|One of the small helicopters|
|The F-14 Tomcat|
|T-2 Buckeye trainer|