The tragic fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris yesterday has caught the entire worlds attention. While I am not Roman Catholic or even Christian, I know what the building represents – nearly 800 years of human history.
Years ago (1997) I was privileged to go to Westminster Abbey. To say that it was moving would be an understatement. I can only imagine what many of my friends and acquaintances who have hugged a gargoyle atop Notre Dame are feeling today. From tears to gallows humor, there is a whole lot of chat about it’s burning.
I think that for me, there is a sense of loss of the history of that facility. The story of the Notre Dame is long and storied, and not nearly as peaceful – or even churchy – as you might think. In fact, not that long ago, it wasn’t even a church…
It’s time again for the Willie Spoon memorial scholarship fund raffle fundraiser, conducted by the Bremerton Base of United States Submarine Vets, Inc!
Like last year, I have made it really easy to get your tickets, via an online link to my PayPal. Tickets are $2 each. As I get the donations, I will send you the numbers and hold them here for the actual drawing (June 15) and if you’re the winner I will have the base contact you directly.
Please consider supporting this worthwhile and import element of our mission as SubVets – education and in doing so honor the memory of one of our members who passed over the bar.
Thank you for supporting this great cause!