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  1. A Sailor's Night Before Christmas Author Unknown Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming, Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming. They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small, In a 40-man berthing, cramped one and all. I had come down the stack with presents to give, And to see inside just who might perhaps live. I looked all about, a strange sight did I see, No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree. No stockings were hung, shined boots close at hand, On the bulkhead hung pictures of a far distant land. They had medals and badges and awards of all kind, And a sober thought came into my mind. For this place was different, so dark and so dreary, I had found the house of a Sailor, once I saw clearly. A Sailor lay sleeping, silent and alone, Curled up in a rack and dreaming of home. The face was so gentle, the room squared away, This was the United States Sailor today. This was the hero I saw on TV, Defending our country so we could be free. I realized the families that I would visit this night, Owed their lives to these Sailors lay willing to fight. Soon round the world, the children would play, And grownups would celebrate on Christmas Day. They all enjoyed freedom each day of the year, Because of the Sailor, like the one lying here. I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone, On a cold Christmas Eve on a sea, far from home. The very thought brought a tear to my eye, I dropped to my knees and started to cry. The Sailor awakened and I heard a calm voice, "Santa, don't cry, this life is my choice." "Defending the seas all days of the year, So others may live and be free with no fear." I thought for a moment, what a difficult road, To live a life guided by honor and code. After all it's Christmas Eve and the ship's underway! But freedom isn't free and it's sailors who pay. The Sailor say's to our country "be free and sleep tight, No harm will come, not on my watch and not on this night. The Sailor rolled over and drifted to sleep, I couldn't control it, I continued to weep. I kept watch for hours, so silent, so still, I watched as the Sailor shivered from the night's cold chill. I didn't want to leave on that cold dark night, This guardian of honor so willing to fight. The Sailor rolled over and with a voice strong and sure, Commanded, "Carry on Santa, It's Christmas, and All is Secure!" Honor, Courage and Commitment
  2. J.Smith


    Unfortunately, active duty military life keeps me exteremly busy. Not to mention my own personal affairs. It is with a saddend heart that I must bid the 3000AD community farwell, until things are worked out in RL for me. I will still be out on the fringes, but cannot be a very active player. however I do have time to devote to some administrative functions for the fleet If you guys ever need a hand just gimme a ring ok?
  3. You want to embarass me some more heh Ben?
  4. training has kinda been relegated to each commander until we get a more active fleet. but i can begin the basics with you beginning in the second week of june
  5. J.Smith(Spectre) challenges Ben Zwycky (Praetorian) to a duel at 1900 GMT on Saturday 11th of June or at 1900 GMT on Sunday 12th of June
  6. Right now, were mostly trying to get the fleet in gear. Most of our commanders have alot of real life issuse that prevent them from being very active. But go to and register at www.galcom.net for the official online league
  7. You've been approved welcome to the DARK SIDE
  8. Either talk to me or Ben, my private email is not working at the moment though
  9. Hey sorry life's hectic. but welcome Commander
  10. Yeah we need some more active commanders to get this fleet rolling
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