As some of you know, Gary and I are currently living in our RV in an RV park at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida. NAS Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels.
Per Wikipedia.org –
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931.
The Blue Angels’ show season runs each year from March until November. They perform at both military and civilian airfields, and often perform directly over major cities such as San Francisco’s “Fleet Week” maritime festival, Cleveland’s annual Labor Day Air Show, the Chicago Air and Water Show, Jacksonville’s Sea and Sky Spectacular, Milwaukee Air and Water Show, and Seattle’s annual Seafair festival.
I mentioned in a previous post, the Blue Angels home is NAS Pensacola, and their hangers and headquarters are located directly across the street from us. They practice every Tuesday and Wednesday and let’s just say, our 5th wheel at times shakes when they jet across the sky just above us. This past weekend they ended their season here at the NAS. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show was held just across the street and the area was overflowing with people. Gary and I are fortunate we are near as we could view the airshow from our current home. We did take the opportunity to walk over to the air show and visit the vendors, performers, aircraft displays and other attractions.
During our visit, the air acrobatics show portion continued; Gary and I thoroughly enjoyed all the air show participants inspiring death daring moves. For those readers who may be unware, the Blue Angels suffered a loss this year with an accident and death of one of their own; Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. He was killed in a training accident several months ago. During our visit of the airshow; before the Blue Angels were to perform, the announcer gave an introduction and mentioned Jeff Kuss; dedicated the show to him and requested a moment of silence.
I want to remind people what my blog is about; simply me and my life. I try to keep my opinions to myself about matters of the world, though I have written a few posts where my opinions were mildly expressed. I am going to do that again with this post concerning the before mentioned moment of silence.
America is a country of many different people that include naturalized citizens, immigrants that are lawful permanent residents, legal residents with temporary visas and U. S. citizens. For you two that were behind me – no matter who you are, why you are here and what language you speak; when you attend an event and there is a moment of silence to recognize a person or persons – please stop talking for that moment.
I understand a moment can seem forever – but life can be short – let’s take a moment of silence.