Like I said on Monday, I couldn’t wait to share some details about my weekend at the West Point graduation. It was the most memorable graduation I have ever been to (and it wasn’t even mine!). There are traditions and rituals that have been done for years and are still apart of today’s graduation.
Thursday afternoon Pat had an awards banquet for his major. After the awards, we walked around the campus and saw some of the history, and the “million dollar view”
[Us at the “million dollar view”]
[the GORGEOUS Cadet Chapel]
Friday we were up at 6:00 to get to the traditional graduation parade. When we got there we realized it was madness! There were tons of people all trying to fight for the upfront and center seat so see there son/daughter or loved one! Our group split up and we each took a camera! haha The parade was so cool…they announced the whole time what was going on, and what all the tradition in the parade was. The purpose of the parade was to recognize the graduating class and educate the families what there child has been doing over the 4 years at West Point.
[the Parade Field in front of the Cadet Area]
[Rachel and I before the parade started]
Saturday morning we were up early again to get in line for the graduation ceremony! We got right in and had great seats. It was foggy and chilly in the morning, but as soon as the graduates lines up to come out on the field, the sun was shinning bright! It was a beautiful graduation!! If you ever get a chance to be apart of a military graduation, GO!
[Pat’s family waiting]
[mom and I]
[Cadets walking into graduation]
[the graduating class]
[Pat getting his diploma]
[Pat’s pinning ceremony]
[my American hero]
I just want to say a special thank you to all the graduates and military service men and women for sacrificing to all of us!