VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 14, 2010) Vice Adm. H. Denby Starling II, former commander of Navy Cyber Forces and Naval Network Warfare Command leads a salute with the official party as his flag is hauled down during a change of command and retirement ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Starling was relieved of command of Navy Cyber Forces by Rear Adm. Tom Meek and at Naval Network Warfare Command by Rear Adm. Edward H. Deets III. Starling retired after 36 years of naval service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” —George Washington (1796)
*Image: “The Committee of Five” [detail] from The Declaration of Independence by John Turnbull, 1818 [U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, DC]. Presenting the Declaration [to John Hancock, not shown here] are John Adams on the left, Thomas Jefferson in the center, and Benjamin Franklin on the right, with Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston behind.