1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

         Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
         My God, in Him I will trust.”

 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler]
         And from the perilous pestilence.
 4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
         And under His wings you shall take refuge;
         His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
         Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
         Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

 7 A thousand may fall at your side,
         And ten thousand at your right hand;
         But it shall not come near you.




Comments: 587
  • #587

    Tom Briscoe (Sunday, 28 October 2018 10:29)

    Glad the lighter met your approval. Thanks for your business.

  • #586

    Irene (Sunday, 28 October 2018 07:32)

    Enjoyed learning about the different histories of lighters. Proud to have my lighter added to your collection. Thank You for your service.

  • #585

    Bret (Saturday, 27 October 2018 16:40)

    Great website preserving military history thru zippo lighter!

  • #584

    Gail Niksic (Saturday, 27 October 2018 13:24)

    Thank you for your service and for sharing your collection and serving our country. I wish you continued success with your collection.

  • #583

    바카라사이트 (Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:17)

    I discovered your blog while traveling a search on quality blogs and your own concept.I’m passionate about blogging. It’s my favorite reading. Bloggers like you show a very original perspective regarding sometimes a media treats in a pasteurized and unattractive way.

  • #582

    Steve (Tuesday, 28 August 2018 12:56)

    I saw the USS Paul Revere Zippo.....Is it for sale?

  • #581

    Peter Woolley (Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:31)

    They serve to protect the masses. And we should repay them in kind

  • #580

    Hans Albrecht (Sunday, 22 July 2018 00:35)

    great and very informative site John. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection.

  • #579

    Cathie T (Saturday, 30 June 2018 19:31)

    Thank you for sharing your unique collection!! It's shows your true love and dedication.
    USS Constellation

  • #578

    Al Roettger (Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:35)

    Very nice site. Well organized and evident of extensive dedication of time.

  • #577

    Bierman (Tuesday, 26 June 2018 19:45)

    Thank you for collecting a memorable piece of history and sharing it with the world Spitfire MK9 Table Top Lighter

  • #576

    Allison (Monday, 25 June 2018 20:54)

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing collection! It is an educational, interesting and enjoyable website. Will be sure to stop back by to see what you added. And thank you for your many years of wonderful service. All the best with your continued hunting to add to your collection!
    Thank you!!

  • #575

    Neil (Monday, 25 June 2018 18:27)

    First of all I would like to thank you for your service in our nations armed forces. My dad was WWII army, came home missing an arm, a bullet wound in his legs and lots of shrapnel in his body. He was wounded 3 different times and thus awarded 3 Purple Hearts for his service. My dad, my hero. With that being said, I must say this is a very impressive collection of Zippo lighters.

  • #574

    GREATSTUFF (Saturday, 26 May 2018 07:55)

    thank you for your service. a wonderful collection you have. thanks so much

  • #573

    Kelly Conley (Saturday, 26 May 2018 05:03)

    Thank you for your service! Great website and collection...

  • #572

    Ed Malandris (Friday, 25 May 2018 21:50)

    Thank you for your service and for sharing your collection.

  • #571

    Robert Bell (Thursday, 03 May 2018 19:22)

    Enjoyed the web site. Glad the Staff College Zippo has a good home.
    Robert Bell
    LTC USAF (Ret)

  • #570

    Wendy (Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:25)

    God bless you and what a cool collection. Thank you for serving and honouring.

  • #569

    David G (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:52)

    Great collection and Great topic!
    Keep up the good work.

  • #568

    Adria (Friday, 06 April 2018 16:01)

    What a fabulous tribute to our military and to the lighters that kept "fires burning" : )
    Thank you for sharing this with me. I have sent your link to some family members who I think would enjoy seeing it.

  • #567

    tom funk (Wednesday, 21 March 2018 07:25)


  • #566

    Jeff Parker (Thursday, 08 March 2018 18:12)

    Great website, I collect militaria, and have a few lighters in my collection. Nothing like this site. Great site. My Father is a retired Marine. I grew up around the zippo. They served a many soldiers.
    Thank you

  • #565

    Scott Hilto (Saturday, 03 March 2018 20:52)

    Thank you for sharing your collection of Zippo lighters with the rest of the world and I'm so glad that we had men like you serving in our Armed Forces,may the Lord Jesus keep you safe.
    Respectfully signed, a brother in Christ.

  • #564

    Fred Cofer (Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:22)

    Nice site, beautiful stuff to honor our heroes.

  • #563

    Tim (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:06)

    Thank you to all those who served and help in times of peace and war. Your work will not be forgotten.

  • #562

    Nellie Snyder (Monday, 12 February 2018 16:44)

    First, let me thank you for your service and for providing this great collection. I am honored that you have a Newport News Shipbuilding Zippo Rule in your collection - from my collection - as I was employed there for 18 years. On behalf of my husband, a Navy Veteran, and myself, we wish you continued success with your collection.

  • #561

    Osvaldo Godoy (Friday, 02 February 2018 20:52)

    We honor those who has served to guard this great country I am grateful that we were able to provide you with a lighter that has been included in your collection

  • #560

    Richard Albers (Friday, 02 February 2018 19:14)

    Thank you for your service. Wishing you the best with your searches to enhance your Zippo collection.

  • #559

    Alicia Robbins (Friday, 02 February 2018 11:06)

    On behalf of my husband and myself, I am grateful that we were able to provide you with a lighter that has been included in your collection. We love and honor all those who has served to guard this great country and feel. We wish you good luck in the continuation of your collection.

  • #558

    Glenn Miller (Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:58)

    Great site! I am a retired Navy Submarine Officer, and I also collect Submarine Zippos. I recently purchased a USS Growler (SSG 577) lighter with no color. Can you send me a copy of your picture of the Growler Zippo so I can use it as a color master to have mine restored? I would appreciate it and I want to make it right!

    Thanks, Glenn

  • #557

    Anthony (Sunday, 24 December 2017 09:46)

    Great informative website. Thanks again for purchasing the lighter.

  • #556

    Pamela (Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:52)

    Dear John, May this be a blessed time of the year for you and all who have served our country. Wishing all the very best in the new year!!

  • #555

    J Kinnane (Friday, 08 December 2017 12:14)

    Nice site, great job, lots of work to pull this off! let me know when you add a buckle collection!

  • #554

    Joel Marchese (Friday, 08 December 2017 01:21)

    God Speed Sir, on your continuing mission to keep the flame lit, in memory of our fallen heroes and those who served beside them in defense of freedom!

  • #553

    Don Daniels (Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:43)

    Hi John

    Very impressive collection and tribute to the U.S. military - I see the zippos you purchased from me are going to a good home - Good job on the website - Thanks for your service

  • #552

    Stacy (Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:55)

    What a wonderful collection to honor our heroes.

  • #551

    Terry (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:26)

    Very impressive collection. Thank you for your service.

  • #550

    Keith (Thursday, 26 October 2017)

    I also am a signalman! I've been out for some years now, and I do miss parts of being aboard ship steaming around the ocean. I am trying to get my collection back going again and i miss the Zippo lighters i had once collected. My new collection is not nearly as extensive a yours, but i hope to get there some day. Thanks for sharing your collection!

  • #549 (Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:43)

    Dear John,
    First, let me thank you for your service.
    Second, let me commend you on your super military lighter collection. I really enjoyed looking at it and will be back to visit it again. I'm happy I decided to list it on eBay and to know my lighter went to " a good home".
    Warm Regards, jerseyjany

  • #548

    Peggy Sheils (Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:56)

    Hi Navy John..Thanks so much for the invitation to your fabulous web site..I have seen a number of wonderful collections and yours is right up there with the top ones. I sure will be back to visit again

  • #547

    Paul Lazarek (Monday, 02 October 2017 20:18)

    Great website John! Thank you for hosting it and more importantly thank you for your service to our country. I have added your site to my bookmarks and I will be a frequent visitor.

  • #546

    Tom Swierczek (Monday, 25 September 2017 19:17)

    I'm glad that one of mynicest lighters found its way to someone who appreciates it.

  • #545

    Raymond G KImball (Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:55)


    What a Great site for all the fallen Heroes who have given their lives so we can live in Freedom & Peace in our Great Country


    Thank you for taking the time to create a Great Website in Memory of our lost Heroes

  • #544

    Jason (Monday, 18 September 2017 18:06)

    I'm glad that one of my favorite lighters found its way to someone who appreciates it. Thank you for the invite to your website and for your efforts in preserving history.

  • #543

    Scott H (Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:36)

    What an impressive collection, I am glad we were able to contribute to it. Good job!!

  • #542

    Alton (Sunday, 03 September 2017 17:11)


  • #541

    Lisa Spangler (Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:03)

    John, Thank You for the invite. And Thank You so much for your service!!! So glad I could add a piece to you collection. Very nice and unique collection. Thanks Again, Lisa

  • #540

    Don Holdridge (Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:33)

    I'm glad I listed the lighter on eBay, that gave me the opportunity to visit this site. Inspiring! I was a Navy Corpsman during the Vietnam War.

  • #539

    LT Bob Johnston, USNR (Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:44)

    I'm glad that my Zippo from the USS Calcaterra, DER-390, found a new home with you. She was my first ship as an ENS and I wasn't on board all that long as the survey board decided to decommission and scrap her. I bought the lighter in August 1968 and never used it because I never smoked. In 1968 she was homeported in Key West and was a school ship at sonar school. The Mills and the Thomas J. Gary were the other DER's that made up the school ship squadron. All three were "bluenose" ships, having made deployments to support Operation Deepfreeze in the Antarctic, but those days were behind her and she was definitely showing her age.


    Bob Johnston

  • #538

    ZolaBell (Monday, 07 August 2017 16:40)

    Hello John, Very inspiring collection! I've never seen anything like this. Thank you for sharing with us. Fair winds, Zola