Patriot Day Rememberance


Machinists Mate Chief Petty Officer Steven Jackson and his wife Jen upon his retirement from the US Navy in 2005.

Today you might be partaking in any one of many community, school or workplace events that recognize the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, now known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Rememberance. Many people use this time to reflect on those that lost their lives on 9/11, as well as the way it changed the world.  It might interest you to know that Steven Jackson, one of our highly qualified educators when it comes to CAD-PRINT digital media, also holds a Nuclear Operator license from the United States Navy and the Department of Energy, and served two tours as an instructor of nuclear engineering. Steven was serving on the USS Geroge Washington CVN73, an aircraft carrier assigned to the East coast of the United States on September 11, 2001. After the attacks, the carrier transitioned to New York City harbor immediately. On the morning of September 12, Steven viewed Ground Zero from the flight deck of the carrier. He was part of the crew that provided air support, medical personnel, security personnel and other forms of aid to the citizens of NYC and the country at this time of need. According to Steven, “I have never been m ore proud to be part of the Navy than I was during that time.”  Thank you for your service Steven. You can read more about his experience in a blog he wrote back in 2011, on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. (STEVEN’s BLOG from 2011) Never forget.

The USS George Washington, one of the aircraft carriers on which Steven served.

The USS George Washington, one of the aircraft carriers on which Steven served.

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