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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Meulaboh, Part 16

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Meulaboh, Day 4 #14
Originally uploaded by Terz.



Meulaboh, Day 4 #15
Originally uploaded by Terz.


We sail away from Meulaboh.

There is a special sail-off ceremony, and the whole SAF contingent (Army, Navy and Air Force) and volunteers are lined up on flight decks of the RSS Endurance and the RSS Endeavour to bid Meulaboh farewell. A minute's silence was observed and a wreath each was dropped into the calm waters by the captains of both vessels.

I do not attend the ceremony, but at the very moment when the pipes sounded for silence, the radio, left on in the briefing room, plays "Angel" by Sarah MacLachlan.


Meulaboh, Day 4 #16
Originally uploaded by Terz.


In the solitude of the briefing room, I cry at last.

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