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: 538
  • #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

  • #537

    John Sherman (Thursday, 03 August 2017 19:16)

    Glad my Zippo found its way into your collection and an honor to be invited to sign your guest book.
    Best wishes to you and all that follow on this site, regards John.

  • #536

    kathie rogers (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:24)

    i'm honored that that old belt buckle found a beautiful home!

  • #535

    Phil Herrington (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:19)

    Best wishes from Herrington's Collectibles. Thank you!

  • #534

    Robert DeFrancesco (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:07)

    God bless the men and women who sacrificed their lives and gave up so much for this Country! And bless those that follow in their footsteps!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
    Keep history alive and NEVER forget.

  • #533

    LISA LABARGE (Saturday, 08 July 2017 15:44)

    A pleasure and honor to sign this guestbook! Thank you for the invite John.

  • #532

    Mary Liljequist (Monday, 26 June 2017 15:35)

    I love what you are doing. My family has a long history in the armed services. Dad - WW2, Uncle - Korea, Uncle that was in the Green Berets of the 82 Airborne, and another uncle that died in Viet Nam.

  • #531

    EM3 "Andy" Anderson (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:23)

    I served aboard USS Reasoner FF-1063 from '79 to '83. We made 2 WestPacs and an overhaul in Seattle. What a great time it was! Lucky for me, the Procurement Officer ordered the Zippo 50-year Commemorative for our ship. I keep that with a 1947 Zippo of my Dad's paratrooper division and an in-country Vietnam Zippo to honor my brother's service. I admire your work on this site, John. Thank you for your service.

  • #530

    Tim (Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:45)

    Thank you for your service. Its a very honorable and noble endeavor you have taken on to preserve and document all of the brave men and women whom so valiantly have served this great nation.

    Keep up the great work!!

  • #529

    Sue Augustus (Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:40)

    Beautiful site and tribute! Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful collection.
    Thank you for your service!

  • #528

    Joe Wood (Tuesday, 09 May 2017 20:02)

    Hi John!
    You have a very special Zippo collection. Thank you for your service.


  • #527

    Rob Rausch (Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:10)

    Very Cool website

  • #526

    Rich Ulbrich (Sunday, 30 April 2017 19:47)

    John, I am honored to have been able to make available the 1964 New in the original box Zippo Lighter commemorating the USS PARROT.
    Based on my profession and seeing your devotion to the collecting and preserving this niche class of Zippos, I will now be on the lookout for these, and will be probably donating them direct to you knowing the memory of all those who have served is being recognized and preserved.
    Keep up the great work.
    Richard F> Ulbrich
    Licensed Private Investigator SC & NJ

  • #525

    Don Tobias (Tuesday, 25 April 2017)

    Super website John. Fantastic Collection of Military Zippos. Keep up the great work! Thank you for your service.

  • #524

    Rosalyn Esmeyer (Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:24)

    What a treasure you are to our Country and people like me :) Thank you for your 27 years of active service and continued spirit of service since retirement. This is a great website. Thank you so much for your kindness and help with my Zippo Lighters.

  • #523

    Craig Himmel (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:48)

    Very cool collection!! And you for your service!

  • #522

    jackie kwilosz (Friday, 31 March 2017 10:07)

    Thank you for this wonderful tribute and for your service.

  • #521

    Michael Long (Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:44)

    Just came across your page thru facebook very interesting and will be back.

  • #520

    Andy Chen (Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:19)

    I living in Taiwan, I collect ZIPPO, I like your military zippo collection.

  • #519

    Abelardo (Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:58)

    Hello my friend.
    Congratulations for your excellent website and wonderful Zippo Collection.
    John, Please ,can you change my link in your website ?,
    is .

    Thanks and best regards from Chile

  • #518

    howard (Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:41)

    Was given a collection of USCG Zippo items as well as other related items to sell for a client. Happy to see the Zippo items go where they will be treasured and displayed. Zippo repaired and fixed a rare table lighter for free, too. Zippo is an AMERICAN company that stands behind their product!

  • #517

    Ted (Monday, 20 February 2017 23:10)

    Thanks for a great look at our heritage!

  • #516

    Joshua Doran (Saturday, 18 February 2017 08:48)

    I'm the previous owner of the Roland Kawasaki aircraft lighter. You have an AMAZING collection. I'm honored and proud to have added to it! THANK YOU for your service sir!

    Sincerely, Joshua Doran

  • #515

    EHTOYS (Saturday, 11 February 2017 14:04)

    What a great website!! So glad we could add a little more to your awesome collection. Thank you for your services for our country..
    Mid South Hobbies / EHToys

  • #514

    Diana Kinkelaar (Saturday, 11 February 2017 13:33)

    Great site. Thank you for sharing. You have put alot of work and thought into the site.

  • #513

    Jacques (Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:59)

    Great website!!

  • #512

    Bill Cowles (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:58)

    Just wanted to view the site and discover what it's about. Needless to say, I'm impressed. Had no idea that Zippos played such an important part in the history of the services. BZ! (Well done).
    Bill Cowles, CWO USN (retired)

  • #511

    Rich Hoffner (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:07)

    Ex-Coastie, served 1962 to 70. Great site and thanks for sharing.

  • #510

    Timeless Picks (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 18:16)

    Thank you for your service! Much respect. You have an AWESOME collection! This is fantastic! Enjoy the FORD Steel Division Zippo! Thank you! James

  • #509

    Mark Ray (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:30)

    Thank you for your service...enjoy the ZIPPO toy truck. So glad it went to you.

  • #508

    Jim okrucky (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:05)

    Great website! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing your collection.

  • #507

    Aart Zuidema. (Tuesday, 08 November 2016 07:32)

    This is by far the best collection of Navy Ships and other Armed Forces Zippos.
    Keep up the great work.

  • #506

    Mike Toliver (Saturday, 24 September 2016)

    I'm truly happy the Ft Knox lighter found it's way to your collection. Thank you for sharing your awesome collection with the world.

  • #505

    Udo Perkuhn (Friday, 23 September 2016 09:29)

    I'm glad that the NASA zippo lighter ended up in such a fine collection!

  • #504

    Heinz Kalz (Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:35)

    Wow thats a really nice and great collection ..grt Heinz

  • #503

    Gus & Susan Drulias (Saturday, 17 September 2016 13:30)

    Thank you very much for your recent purchase of the Zippo lighters. You have a truly unique and special collection. We're so happy they were able to find a good home where they can be displayed and treasured. In addition, thank you for your years of service to this country! God bless you!

  • #502

    Rob Brosa (Saturday, 27 August 2016 23:13)

    Great website and great zippos

  • #501

    Dennis Lo (Saturday, 27 August 2016 13:55)

    Glad the U.S. S. America Zippo lighter was added to such a great collection.

  • #500

    Alexandros Gouveris (Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:54)

    fANTASTIC web site John.

  • #499

    Dennis Knill (Monday, 15 August 2016 22:22)

    John, I didn't find either of my ships in your collection:
    USS Harry E Yarnell DLG 17
    USS Douglas H Fox DD 779

    I have an old beat up DH Fox Zippo!

  • #498

    Heather Eckenrode (Monday, 27 June 2016 20:18)

    Pretty cool idea! I sold this for a friend and she will be thrilled to know it went somewhere it was greatly appreciated!

  • #497

    weststfinds (Monday, 27 June 2016 16:00)

    I am very proud to have been able to give this lighter to such a respectable collection! Thank you for your service.

  • #496

    Gary Farnsworth (Thursday, 23 June 2016 19:58)

    Very cool website. Anything to honor, remember and praise the men and women who have fought, served and sometimes given their lives for this great country of ours and our freedoms I feel is much needed at this point in time! Keep up the good work.

  • #495

    JAY & MARY HESS (Monday, 06 June 2016 07:28)


  • #494

    Mike Gerbig (Friday, 03 June 2016 07:52)

    A collection of this quality is truly a tribute to the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. The lighters tell their story in a very unique and personal way. Glad they are all together.

  • #493

    Janet Laman (Wednesday, 01 June 2016 19:23)

    Thank you for restoring history

  • #492

    Dan Hathaway (Saturday, 21 May 2016 18:07)

    Served at NavCommsta Cam Ranh Bay (Navsuppfac Cam Ranh) and had a Zippo with our crest but someone liberated it years ago..I have cope of our crest on a pocket fob...can it be reproduced and at what cost? Also, we communicated with the New Jersey during her tours with 7th Fleet Ops and one of the Radiomen "RB" served with me in Norfolk...
    Thanks for your service and "welcome home Brother"
    God Bless,

    DB Hathaway, LT USNR (ret)

  • #491

    Hans P Schmidt (Friday, 20 May 2016 16:51)

    Great site thanks for the link

  • #490

    Lorianne Bowers (Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:41)


    You truly made my day! I am humbled to read your story and to know that you served our country for almost my entire life. You are a great man.

    I am honored to have been able to contribute a beautiful lighter to your collection, and I am grateful that you are preserving a piece of history. Thank you so much for letting me know your intentions. You are an awesome man!

    Thank you for your service!

    Love and respect,
    Lorianne Bowers

  • #489

    Al Grazevich (Friday, 13 May 2016 09:20)

    Absolutely Stellar Website and outstanding collection of lighters etc..Hope to see the New Jersey buckle up soon. Of all the ships I had been on, not even one came close the magnificence of my girl, U.S.S. New Jersey BB-62 !