Monday, April 9, 2012

For God, For Country, For Yale, and For the Hell of It





13 comments:

James said...

A truly fantastic pcture.

Grace said...

Love these photos! Definitely love their quote.

JMH said...

I've heard that phrase, at least most of it, referred to as the most anticlimactic phrase in American literature. Although I admit I may be biased as a Crimson grad...

On a serious note, I am a huge fan of the blog. Keep up the great work, Muffy!

Anonymous said...

It is Yale Naval ROTC, right? That really looks like my uncle in the center back row! What year is this from?
Thanks for posting this great shot.

--EBT

WRJ said...

Gives new meaning to the authenticity and stewardship prongs of your guiding principles.

Kionon said...

Oh, hey, I wore that uniform once. Yay, midshipmen!

...and midshipwomen, plenty of those when I was a mid. Not so much at the time of this photograph.

o/~ Hey, hey, hey Army, get in yer tanks and follow me, we are the Naval R-O-T-C! o/~

Parnassus said...

That's the correct, original version of the motto. The truncated version often seen is just an effort to make it fit more conveniently on t-shirts and bumper stickers.
--Road to Parnassus

Binker said...

p.s. can't find the Ray Ban aviators at the site. I love the rope-like design on the side of the frame. Any suggestions on where to look, Muffy? Thanks! :)

Binker said...

Thanks, Muffy!! :)

j.mosby said...

Anchors Away!

Margaret said...

Muffy,
I love your picture! Our son John, whom you met in Orvis in the city, just was made a lieutenant in the Marine Corps...following in the footsteps of his grandfather Judge John M. Murtagh who was a Harvard Man...

Christy said...

I'll take my Air Force "wings" over the Navy's "anchor" any day. My grandfather, who was in the RAF, fought for the Americans in WWII, gained his citizenship and property in Kentucky (curiouser and curiouser). And no one in my family has served anywhere but the skies since then, as grandpa claimed "It was the closest to England" he felt. For God, For Country...For Heritage.

Ann said...

Christy, Navy Wings of Gold still beat out AF "wings". Just teasing, married to a Naval aviator but come from multiple of Army Air Corp/AF senior officers so it is all in good fun. And by the bye, roar Lions roar!