I attend Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, and every day I pass this plaque… I feel extremely lucky to attend college at such a historic site.
Originally, the United Stated Maritime Training Station was on the same spot the college is built on. This plaque is dedicated to all the men trained in that Sheepshead (pronounced ‘sheeps-head’) Bay location who lost their lives in World War II.
The plaque reads “These– volunteers all– answered their country’s call, signed the articles, and sailed– to eternity”
I just want to say… no, I want to yell… ‘THANK YOU’ to the men and women who served and who continue to serve this country.