Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

One of the finest museums I have ever been on is the U.S.S. Lexington aircraft carrier. It is also known as the “Blue Ghost” because of several attempts by the Japanese to sink it. They were unsuccessful even with a dive bombing Kamikaze attack. The men and women who served, sacrificed, and died to maintained this floating city have my utmost respect. This aircraft carrier museum has so much to see and do that you could easily spend days on it. I took so many photos that I cannot post them all. It was amazing at every level! The engineering that went into this ship in 1943 was spectacular. To extract salt out of sea water and create steam for four huge turbines to power the Lexington was a marvel. To include a kitchen, sleeping quarters, machine shop, hospital, dentist office, barbershop, post office, church, and pharmacy, at that time was beyond innovative. For more information on the U.S.S. Lexington Museum visit here https://usslexington.com/

Here is just but a small sampling of photo’s from my visit. I hope these photos inspire you to visit and learn the history of this great ship.

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Veteran’s Day – A Haiku

Honored for service

Celebrated sacrifice

Remembrance for all

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

 

War

Bullets are flying.

Destruction, death, and chaos.

Who are the winners?

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Photo from Google Images

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Battleship Texas

Was in World War One

Brave men fought hard together

Was in World War Two

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

I took this photo at the San Jacinto Monument Battleground park.

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