Over the years, I’ve given many gifts to my father that have ended up in his office. One of my recent gifts to him was a Navy Jack and a link to Lex’s posting about seeing the colors raised on the USS Stennis one morning. Here’s what I found in his office yesterday:
If you look to the left and below the Navy Jack – you’ll see a picture of the Navy Jack being raised on a navy vessel – next to that was this posting from Lex:
It was Lex’s blog post that inspired this gift to him earlier this year.
My father also has some pictures of his recruit class, his discharge from the Navy, his certificate from crossing the equator, and a picture of the USS Duluth (the ship he served on during Vietnam) hanging in his office. Here’s a pic of him sitting at his desk:
My father, for the curious, is the Junior Vice General Chairman and General Secretary Treasurer of the CSX Western Lines for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.