Respect for our elders used to permeate society. What a beautiful demonstration of respect and admiration.
Ernest Thompson, now in his late 90s, served aboard the USS Tennessee prior to WWII and on the USS Missouri during WWII, according to his grandson Jonathan Williams.
Williams recalled a trip he and his grandfather took to visit the USS Missouri back in 2000.
“When he lost my grandmother, the one thing he wanted to do was visit his ship (the USS Missouri) again. We visited his ship together in 2000 and I was able to experience what these museum ships meant to veterans,” Williams wrote on Facebook.
Williams, the CEO of the Battleship Iowa Museum in Los Angeles, said his grandfather was moved to join the Iowa museum crew.
Thompson, along with other WWII veterans, would go to the ship on Sundays to meet the public and tell stories.
Recently though, Williams said his grandfather hasn’t been able to make the trip because of health reasons.
That’s when the Chief Selects of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center decided to bring life on the seas to Thompson.
The group arranged a surprise visit to Thompson’s Gardena home and sang “Anchors Aweigh” right in the neighborhood street.
Thompson was seen in the video standing at salute while the group sang. After their performance, the group lined up and one-by-one shook Thompson’s hand and spoke with him.
Williams said his grandfather told him it was one of the best days of his life.
Just a few —Extremists— selling women into slavery. Guess where?
Saudi Arabia? No
England Yes that is right England…
This is —Real Racism—
Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood
Racism is not some guy who says he wants to stop illegal immigration.
This is happening all over the world each and everyday. People are being abused, tortured and killed. This is not random this is strategic. Whether it is a mass shooting at a gay night club in Florida, a music festival in France, or company meeting California, innocent people are being killed simply because they do not adhere to the Muslim religion. We are constantly being told this is just a few extremists…meanwhile the killings continue and the killers become more embolden as we apologize.
There is no end in sight…..
He could have done so much more with 33 Million dollars. He could helped schools, businesses, built parks, helped single mothers, etc…
Hillary Clinton’s biggest donor and supporter, George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.
The media does not even try to hide their bias any longer. This was from two years ago—Nothing has changed. Now she has the Department of Justice doing all they can.
Did you know the the Worlds Greatest Gymnast was adopted?
This week, the world collectively turned its eyes to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Social media is lighting up as Americans across the country discuss stunning performances from the U.S. gymnastics team, particularly from 19-year-old Simone Biles …
Help stop the barbaric killing… its not a choice it’s a LIFE