Senator Jack M. Martins wished Commander Matthew Nolty a safe return during a farewell tribute at the Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park. Commander Nolty is being deployed to Afghanistan. He and his wife Caroline have three children - Brendan, Bridget and Diedre.
Senator Martins thanked Commander Nolty was his service and wished him a safe and speedy return.
Prayer for the Navy
Eternal Lord God, you along spread
out the heavens and rule the raging sea.
Take into your most gracious protection
our country's Navy and all those who serve therein.
Preserve them from the dangers of the seas and from
the violence of the enemy, thay they may be
a safeguard unto the United State of America,
and a security for such as sail upon the seas
in peaceful and lawful missions.
In serving you, O Lord, may our sailors
serve their country; through
Jesus Christ, our Lord.