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Rendering Honors on 11 September 2003

Forwarded to me by a friend. This is a reminder that, while some in the German government have been less than helpful in our war against the terrorist forces, the Germans remain our friends.

Hello all,

This morning I witnessed another classy and emotional presentation by the German Navy. The FGS NIEDERSACHSEN (F208) who is part of our NATO battle group called us this morning at 8am and asked if they could pass close to Starboard. What we didn't know was that they had their whole crew topside in dress blues rendering honors to the United States for Sept 11th. >From their main mast they flew our flag and they held their covers over their hearts. Needless to say, the whole crew was choked up and a few tears formed in our eyes. Both ships stayed next to each other in silence for about 5 minutes. These are the days that remind me why I joined the Navy.

#   Sep 19, 2003 6:13 am