My hubby had to give up his squadron yesterday. It was a bittersweet day, as it's difficult leaving the guys you have come to know so well. But, it's being left in good hands.
The band played a bit.
The troops assembled.
The colors were flown.
The incoming CO and the outgoing CO stood at attention.
The Sargent Major handed the flag to the outgoing CO, who then passed it to the incoming CO, and he passed it back to the Sargent Major.
My hubby was given a new shiny medal to wear on his uniform, then it was over.
And the reason it was so short was the rain. These are usually held outside where the band can march and the troops can pass in review, but it was held inside the hangar to keep us all dry. It was still nice, rain and all.
I'm the wife of a Marine, mom to two beautiful kids, and a full time volunteer. Most of my time goes to either the kids' school or the the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society where I help out in their Thrift Shop. I'm also a stamper and a photographer. I would also love to be a horseback rider (again) but have no time!