July 4, 2019. This is the 776th Post on theleansubmariner blog. Sometime in the early morning hours of this day, the blog counter for number of “visits” went over 500,000. A half million visits to the site since its founding in 2011. The number of followers on the web site, Facebook and Twitter has really […]Read More July 4th 2019 Post Number 776 – USS Ulysses S. Grant SSBN 631
As most avid history buffs know, this coming week will mark the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This major battle was fought from July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The Southern Army had invaded the north in an […]Read More Where is the line? Destroying History Has a Hidden Threat to the Future
Memorial Day has been a special event in my family’s life ever since Great Grandfather Mac donned his Grand Army of the Republic Uniform and marched in his first parade. The men who returned from the War Between the States felt it was their duty and honor to remember the sacrifices of so many men […]Read More Rights come with Responsibilities – Or Do They?
Thanks for dropping by. We got up a little late this morning since we tried to see the New Year in last night. Then we had a short meal, a few quiet moments writing in the new “Journal”, and some very sincere praying. The journal was a gift from a family member and asks you to […]Read More New Years Day 2015
This short clip comes from the archives of Independence … Lincoln speaks:Read More An Address at Independence Hall
This week, Christians all over the world are celebrating the holiest of all days, a day which is set aside to remember the Resurrection of the Christ. This day reminds us that there is an ultimate victory for those who are part of the faith… the victory of life over death. Like many people, I […]Read More Rise again…
At the outset of the war between the states, the weight of sea power rested with the Northern states both in actual number of existing ships and the capacity to manufacture new ones. The industrial capacity of the north had matured because of many reasons up to that point. Availability of raw materials and capacity […]Read More Submarines; Scourge of the Seas or Sentinels of Liberty? (It depends on who is at the helm)
The War Between the States had ended in April 1865, 58 years before the Service manual I have in my collection was printed. May of 1927 (four years later) the roll call was getting smaller and smaller. Just as they had for every year since 1874, The Post Adjutant was tasked with calling that […]Read More Services For the Dead
"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth…could not by […]Read More Two Views of Courage: April 1862
This country has had 40 Presidents since it’s beginning. The remarkable thing is that all of them have been changed peacefully in spite of conflicts both within and without. Do you have a favorite? Many progressives would cite Teddy Roosevelt or Bill Clinton. Solid true red conservatives are honor bound to say that Reagan was […]Read More Happy Birthday, Mr. President, Happy Birthday to You!