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Reflections From the Chaps ~ January 3, 2011

Happy New Year! Chaplain’s Reflection: It’s hard to believe that 2011 has already been rang in and I hope you had a wonderful time bringing in the New Year. Literally hundreds of millions of people around the world once again celebrated the New Year on its eve and then the day itself. It is a great time of reflecting on the past and contemplating the future. And although people celebrate it in many different ways with different traditions, one thing is common amongst them … they do it with family, friends and those they love. It reminds me of one of the most common songs started in Scotland years ago, that of “Auld Lang Syne.” We’ve all heard it many times throughout the years, and it’s even the way most stores here in Japan let you know that it’s closing time. The real message is one of importance though, talking about our time that we spend together through the year, and years, and that we should never forget one another. It makes me realize just how special it is to be a Sailor, and although the Navy brings us together and pulls us apart again, the memories we create together shall never be forgotten. May God bless you Shipmates in this coming New Year. Food 4 Thought: Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared, since auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. –Robert Burns (Auld Lang Syne; 1st & 4th verses and chorus)

CDS-15 Chaplain Contact Info: Chaplain Stewart: Chaplain Clark: Office Telephone: 315-243-6409

CDS-15 Chaps' Reflection - 2011.01.03  

CDS-15 Chaplain Contact Info: Chaplain Stewart: Chaplain Clark: Office Telephone: 315...

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