I love these two shots from graduation. The theater was so dark that the pictures did not turn out great but I did get a few that I could save. Graduation was incrediable. I am happy that it was inside because Baby it was COLD outside. LOL
Before graduation they played a slide show of pictures from training. It was hard to pick out which Soldier was which in several but I was able to spot Chris in a few.
We were advised that Cavalry Scouts are a very "spirited" group and therefore screaming and cheering was not only appreciated but was expected during the ceremony. We all did our best to live up to those expectations.
The Guest Speaker was CSM Clarence J. Stanley. CSM Stanley's speech covered Cav Scout History and Tradition. It was very moving. He told the Soldiers how proud he was of each of them and made sure that the audience understood just what they had accomplished.
I loved seeing all the Stetsons and Spurs during graduation and can not wait till Chris is able to wear them.
We were able to spend about 2 hours at the airport with Chris before he had to fly out to Ft. Drum and it is incredible to see how the boy that we watched leave less than 4 months ago has become such a man.
I have talked to him a few times since he arrived at Ft. Drum and he sounds great even though it was -9 degrees this morning. I haven't talked to him today (Christopher if you are reading this; call your mom, she gave birth to you.)
He said the Scouts in his troop have been great since he got there and are helping him get settled. We did find out that he would not be home for Christmas, and I hate that he will not be here but I am glad that we can finally have phone contact again. He will be home on leave in Feb, so I will just have to wait until then.
My darling husband found me one of those plug in thingies (technical term) that allowed me to plug my laptop into the phone charger doodad (another tech term) in the truck so I was able to entertain myself on the trip home changing the layout and look of the blog. Hope you enjoy. I am off to catch up on laundry and unpacking.
Have a great weekend.