For some time now I have been scheduled to address supporters of the Naval Special Warfare Foundation at the Amelia Island Ocean Club on Amelia Island, Florida. The program was to take place on Thursday, 13 October. This was before Hurricane Matthew came up Florida’s east coast and laid waste to a great many beach communities. And Amelia Island, being a barrier island, took its share of Matthew’s fury. Today, Monday and Columbus Day, I just received word from the Amelia Islanders that they have the debris cleared away and that the program is to take place planned. How appropriate that an event scheduled in support of Navy SEALs would shrug off 100+ mile-per-hour winds and carry on with its duty.
Bravo Zulu (Navyspeak for well done) Amelia Island!