I am still of the opinion that the large size of our current defense budget is self-defeating. Trying to police the world on our own, we are being bled white and become weak. Prioty should be on pay and benefits of current service personnel and benefits for veterans. Otherwise, we should be asking our allies to step up, while cutting back our own defense expenditures- rong01
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum hosted a memorial sunset ceremony Friday evening, September 9 to begin a weekend filled with remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The free, public ceremony took place on Intrepid’s Pier 86, near a display of pieces of 9-11 World Trade Center steel. Officers and crew from USS New York as well as Legionnaires from all around the state were in attendance. The ceremony included remarks from Janice Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI New York Field Office and Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski.