Happy Birthday to the Everett Based USS Nimitz

May 3, 2013

Everett

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Today marks the 38th Birthday for the USS Nimitz. The Nimitz is now based in Everett and on its first full deployment since coming to its new home. The following is taken from a posting today on the Nimitz Facebook page.

Birthday message read to the crew by ISCS(SW/IDW/AW) James Williams over the ship’s 1MC:

THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO …
THE WORLD TURNED NERVOUSLY, FACING A NUCLEAR SHOWDOWN THAT SHOWED NO SIGNS OF SLOWING.

THE COUNTRY WAS STILL REELING FROM THE PAIN OF WATERGATE, AND THE WOUNDS OF WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WERE STILL FRESH ON EVERYONE’S MIND.

THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, THE DECKS OF USS NIMITZ CAME ALIVE WITH A CREW WHOSE PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM STILL RESONATES TODAY.

ALTHOUGH OLDER AND FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD IN THEIR OWN LIVES, MANY STILL KEEP IN TOUCH THROUGH POSTS ON OUR COMMAND FACEBOOK PAGE. ALMOST ALL CALL THEIR TIME ABOARD “THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE..”

SINCE THAT FIRST CREW ASSUMED THE WATCH, WE HAVE SEEN COMMUNISM FALL, SOCIAL BARRIERS CRUMBLE, AND THE DEMISE OF WOULD-BE TYRANTS SEEKING TO ELIMINATE EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMERICA’S CARRIER – LEAD SHIP OF THE NIMITZ CLASS AND NOW THE OLDEST ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

WITHOUT SAYING SO, THE PLANKOWNERS OF USS NIMITZ LEFT US A CHALLENGE. WE ARE THE CUSTODIANS AND CARETAKERS OF THEIR LEGACY.

WHAT WILL BE SAID ABOUT US THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS FROM NOW?

Happy 38th birthday to the Nimitz and her crew from MyEverettNews.com. If you’d like to send a birthday wish you can access the Nimitz Facebook page here.

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