May 14, 2005

No More Rewarding a Career

U.S. Navy PHAN Jeremy L. Grisham

USS LABOON (DDG-58) Underway April 2004

Atlantic Ocean (April 24, 2004) The guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) steams south toward the Florida coast. Laboon was one of several ships invited to take part in "Fleet Week 2005" in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (RELEASED)

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'
—President John F. Kennedy, 1 August 1963, in Bancroft Hall at the U. S. Naval Academy.

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President, January 1 to November 22, 1963 [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1964], 620


Posted by niganit at May 14, 2005 8:25 PM
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