Today is the day. All systems are a go. At 20.00 CST (8pm) the order will be given…”Man Your Battle Stations!” Popeye and his shipmates will be underway for approximately 12 hours battling everything from shipboard fires, to floods, and any other disasters that could happen aboard a US Naval Ship. Tonight it is our turn to be vigilant. Please join with me and the other loved ones of SRs this evening in honoring these brave men and women by lighting a blue candle and praying for their safety and success. May peace and the winds be with them. God Speed.