Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hail to the Chiefs

Last night we attended the ceremony to induct the new Naval Chief Petty Officers. It was a great ceremony. At our last duty station we attended many retirement ceremonies and promotion ceremonies, but this is the first we've been to here. The stage was set with a huge US flag and alongside were all 50 states' flags. It was really touching to see all the family members go up on the the stage to help 'pin' the new Chiefs and to see all the pride shown by those in attendance.

Congrats to all the new Chiefs!


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

It is comforting to know that the military is continuing with formal ceremonies. Nowadays, for my tastes, things tend to be way too casual. People don't "dress up" for special occasions the way they used to, and everything is laid back. Nothing is formal now, I miss that!

Alex said...

How cool!! Do you have any pictures to share? PS Thank you for the card I received today. :) You should be getting your picture, if you haven't already.