Saturday, May 3, 2008

Military Appreciation Day

For the last three years, our neighborhood in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Dolphin Cove, holds an annual Military Appreciation Day. Out of approximately 300 houses in the subdivision, there are more than 70 members who have or are serving in the military. Today was a celebration of their service.

Guest of honor: Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Patrizio, USN (Ret)
Patrizio, 93, is a veteran of three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
He enlisted in 1933 and lives in our neighborhood.

SPC Danielle Inama, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne
SPC Inama returned from Baghdad in October and will redeploy in November.

HSL-44 (Swamp Fox) lands at our neighborhood ball field.

Our neighbor, Chuck Ellis, and friend.
Mr. Ellis served on the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor.

U.S. Navy helicopter crew shows how this thing flies.


Infantry Dad said...

What a great thing to do.
It sure must be a wonderful neighborhood to live in.
Any good deals on houses?

Airborne dad said...


It was a fun event. Glad I could go. And it's a buyer's market here right now.


MightyMom said...

how wonderful!