History never looks like history when you are living through it.” This notion of American educator John W. Gardner’s certainly applies to the men and women who are serving in the armed services during these difficult times. The history of the first decade of the twenty-first century is being written daily at sea and ashore, at home and in foreign lands. The facts and feats of today’s American sailors will someday be recounted in poetry and prose and will be added to the incredible legacy of over two centuries of naval and military heritage.
Jackson, John E.
"Reflections on Reading,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss1/21