I went to San Diego last week to celebrate a historical day in history!
I went to celebrate the commissioning of the U.S.S. Makin Island. You see, my grandfather served on the original Makin Island during WWII. He loaded the guns, worked on the jets and got them ready for the pilots to go back out.
Sitting next to my grandfather during this was....something that words can not describe. I cried. I still cry.
3 generations. The ring on my finger is the ring My papa gave my granma, while he was serving on the first USS Makin Island. And the ring Chad put on my finger at our wedding.
They started up the ship. (Lost electricity on the Island, but by-golly the ship was running!)