Everett, United States of America
VENDOR SELLS PATRIOTIC WINDSOCKS BEFORE HOMECOMING OF USS LINCOLN.
Marlene Engbrecht (R) of Washougal, Washington sells a 'Support the
Troops' windsock to Nicholas Varela, 5, and his grandmother Martha
Gallagher, both of El Dorado Hills, California, near the front gate of
the Naval Station Everett on May 5, 2003 The aircraft carrier USS
Lincoln and its Aircraft Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to return to
home port on May 6. The city of Everett is preparing to celebrate the
homecoming of the the USS Lincoln, which is the main vessel of aircraft
carrier strike group CVN72's 24 vessels. More than 5,000 sailors aboard
the Nimitz-class carrier Lincoln have been deployed for nearly 10
months after supporting military operations in Iraq. REUTERS/Anthony P.