I Must Study Politicks and War

I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.
–John Adams, 12 May 1780

Electronics Technician Seaman Jonathan Sanchez, left, and Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Christopher Light, right, stand watch Sunday aboard the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney as it transits the Strait of Messina. Mount Whitney, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, is the 6th Fleet flagship and operates with a combined crew of U.S. sailors and civil service mariners.
Electronics Technician Seaman Jonathan Sanchez, left, and Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Christopher Light, right, stand watch Sunday aboard the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney as it transits the Strait of Messina. Mount Whitney, homeported in Gaeta, Italy, is the 6th Fleet flagship and operates with a combined crew of U.S. sailors and civil service mariners.