"Now and then, we have the opportunity to choose to do something that will make a difference to the world around us. Surely these men made that choice when they volunteered for duty.
"They came from large cities and small towns and villages, from ranches and farms, from pueblos and reservations.
"They were from all the families of America.
"We will not forget them.
Patrick J. Hannifin
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
July 1, 1999