Saturday, April 22, 2017

United States Naval Acadamy Annapolis, Maryland

Monday, April 17th, some of the senior missionaries took a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy in beautiful Annapolis, MD. It was so impressive.  Annapolis is the state capitol of Maryland, and sits on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River,  about 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. It is a beautiful town complete with cobblestone streets, and a beautiful wharf and marina.

The tour of the Academy was by Elder and Sister Okeson, military relations missionaries.  He is retired Navy, graduate of University of Idaho and  had a stellar career in commanding nuclear submarines and other navy nuclear work.  He was a walking encyclopedia about the Navy and the Academy, so it was a great tour.

When in Rome, go Navy!

Navy mascot, the goat -  there's a story there.

Officer housing

View from the Academy, of the state capital building. The lightening rod on top is a
"Ben Franklin", constructed and grounded to his specifications.  It has been up there
for more than 225 years.

Academy's superintendent's home

These eight  pictures are of the Naval Academy Chapel, seats
2500, and used by Catholic and Protestant congregations.
There is  many stained glass windows each depicting a
biblical scene. Very beautiful.

The last picture is a row that is closed off and lighted every Sunday
for the midshipmen who never returned from battle.