Reporting Live-ish from the Military Appreciation Event at the Marine Corps Air Station – New River, are fellow Woody Boaters Robert Miracle, Faye Smith and Ginger Clark who helped organize the big event with the Blue Ridge Chapter ACBS.
Last night after many of the folks arrived at the base, they were treated to a rare visit at Sywanyk’s – Scarlet & Gold Traditions. Here’s the story from Faye Smith.
Leathernecks, Fist to Fight, Devildogs, America’s Right Hand Men! If you are an aficionado of all things Military, a Marine, or even a fan of “The Duke” John Wayne, you know what those terms mean. They stand for none other than the United States Marines!
The Blue Ridge Chapter of the ACBS began their boating season this weekend. The event being held at the Marine Corps Air Station, New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina kicked off last evening in spectacular fashion.
It seems that somewhere on a small side street, hidden away from the public is arguably one of the finest collections of Marine Corps memorabilia that we have ever seen. The collection is museum quality and covers every inch of wall space, ceilings, table tops, cases and any other surface imaginable. The best part… you have to be a Marine or accompany a Marine just to get into the sacred halls.
There were documents that caused chills, dates going back to the 1800’s, pens, medals, uniforms, of all descriptions. Yes the pride we always feel in our young men and women in the military was tripled last evening.
I only wish we could share it with you in person, but, then again, you would need to become a Marine!
Thanks Faye, it looks like your having a fun start to the weekend – Texx
Below is Al & Bonne Olsen’s beautiful 1948 Shepherd 22′ Runabout “Chat Noir” – A crowd favorite where ever it goes..