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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
    Ahoy Members and Friends, Our council has been in articles and short bursts within Seapower magazine in the past; most recently pages 66 and 67 of the August
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2009
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      Ahoy Members and Friends,

      Our council has been in articles and "short bursts" within Seapower magazine
      in the past; most recently pages 66 and 67 of the August 2009 issue,
      "Pacific Merchant Marine Council To Support Sea Cadet Unit."

      In the October issue our council was listed in a piece on 2008 membership
      retention. Also my name as one of the Navy League's top two dozen membership
      recruiters in 2008.

      Now the submission below is slated for the November issue!

      We will endeavor to get council notice in other magazines and local media.
      Our Monday, December 21 luncheon, celebrating our 3rd anniversary, is open
      to all. Any notice you can give it in publications you receive is

      Heave Ho,


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Atkinson, Peter
      To: Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, Janet Mescus
      Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:40 AM
      Subject: RE: Short Burst for SeaPower Magazine

      Thanks Phelps.

      Will include this in the November Seapower.


      Peter Atkinson
      Deputy Editor, Seapower

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS [mailto:PMMC@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:04 PM
      To: Atkinson, Peter; Mescus, Janet
      Subject: Short Burst for SeaPower Magazine

      Dear Peter and Janet,

      If you can place this "Short Burst" in the next SeaPower League News /
      Council Digest, much appreciated.

      A notice of our Monday, December 21 luncheon on the front page of the NLUS
      website is welcomed. The cost is $20 with a reservation by check; $25
      otherwise.Checks to Phelps Hobart, Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, PO
      Box 191403, Sacramento CA 95819-1403.

      Thanks a million,

      Phelps Hobart, President
      Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS

      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council started its September luncheon meeting
      aboard it's adopted National Liberty Ship Memorial S. S.
      JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, San Francisco, with a rousing rendition of the American
      Merchant Marine Veterans Anthem "Heave Ho! My Lads! Heave Ho!." No band or
      orchestra, but with a CD recording and lyrics in hand, at eight bells,
      everyone stood and raised their voices in tribute to our nation's gallant
      seamen of WWII.

      The Navy's Armed Guard were not forgotten; stirring tribute music in
      recognition of their service also rang out. Applause and the council bell
      clanged away after the verses. The new council does not forget those who
      served but it is in the here and now and has its sights on the future of the
      merchant sea service and the shore establishment supporting it.

      Guest speakers with power point presentations were from MARAD and MSC. Their
      ships are the only gray vessels on active and reserve duty home-ported in
      the San Francisco Bay Area. The two representative joined the Navy League

      The growing council's 3rd anniversary is coming up in December. The holiday
      luncheon program December 21 will feature Vice Admiral Jody Breckenridge,
      Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area as guest of honor and speaker. Plus the
      election and installation of 2010 officers and directors.Then a presentation
      of NLUS Theodore Roosevelt medals to the Merchant Marine orientated Arkansas
      Division Sea Cadets top Sea and League Cadets. More music is likely. If
      anywhere near San Francesco and you care to see what is going on and have
      lunch aboard the O'BRIEN contact council president Phelps Hobart, (916)
      739-6949, PMMC@.... Merchant Marine Service music and colorful magnetic
      signs are available from the council.


      Heave Ho! My Lads! Heave Ho!

      Give us the oil, give us the gas
      Give us the shells, give us the guns.
      We'll be the ones to see them thru.
      Give us the tanks, give us the planes.
      Give us the parts, give us a ship.
      Give us a hip hoo-ray!
      And we'll be on our way.

      Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!
      It's a long, long way to go.
      It's a long, long pull with our hatches full, Braving the wind, braving
      the sea, Fighting the treacherous foe; Heave Ho! My lads, Heave Ho!
      Let the sea roll high or low,
      We can cross any ocean, sail any river.
      Give us the goods and we'll deliver,
      Damn the submarine!
      We're the men of the Merchant Marine!
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