Accolades and Commemorations
35 MONTHS AGO
We made it to our boosted target! Thank you everyone for your generosity and encouragement. We feel so incredibly supported by the spirit of your giving... and lets not kid ourselves, the much needed cold hard cash gives us lovely warm fuzzies!
Last night we went to the opening of the Navy Museum's Commemorative Pavilion with a stunning and heartbreakingly powerful sculpture As Above So Below. After viewing it up close and within the room we went outside for a sunset performance of WW1 and WW2 songs by the Navy Band which in itself was fabulous. And then were invited to walk along the waterfront to view the Pavilion and sculpture from the outside. The reflections at that time of night gave the sculpture a unexpected (for us) third dimension - the As Below was suddenly reflected in wavy form as if below water. Absolutely stunning.
If you come and see the show we highly recommend you come early enough to gaze at the pavilion from the outside at sunset. The museum is open for you to wander through before the show as well, and the new AD Boyle Room has ships arm chairs you can relax in. Only two of them though so you'll have to be first in!
In our last week of rehearsal before tech week we are steeped in the Navy culture of caring support. We are once again reminded again that our Navy, as primarily peacekeepers, hold in their hearts the knowledge of all those who have died in the wars before us. And those people for us at the moment are the nurses and the soldiers they loved and whose bodies and souls they tended.