Navy Promotion Ceremony at The National Archives in Washington D.C.
Yesterday was a spectacular May morning for a Navy promotion ceremony. To make it even more special; it was a dual military couple (Air Force and Navy) where the husband administered the Oath of Office to his wife at The National Archives in Washington D.C. In addition, friends and family were present to celebrate a momentous occasion.
Once inside the museum, we're walked up to the second story which holds the Rotunda where the nation's documents are housed. The friends and family are welcomed to walk around the museum to look at the documents and the two murals on the walls. It is truly a gorgeous place to have a military promotion or retirement ceremony.
The Constitution of the United States is the center focus of the room and was used as the backdrop for the Oath of Office administering.
Once the ceremony began, the narrator called everyone over to official begin the ceremony. There was a recap of the different accomplishments to that point as well as the recognition of the out of town guests. Then it was time to publish the military orders. Once the promotion orders were published, the parents of the promotee were invited up to pin on the new rank. As you can see from the smiles on their faces, it was a happy moment.
Once the rank was pinned one, it was time for the Oath of Office. This was a continuation of a special moment. Not only are they a dual military couple, the Air Force husband was the one administering the Oath.
Once the promotion ceremony was completed, we walked across Pennsylvania Avenue to the Navy Memorial for cake. It was a wonderful Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from a local Washington DC bakery.
Tamieka is an Air Force veteran. As a veteran, she is familiar with the custom and courtesies of a military ceremony. If you are being promoted or retiring, and looking for a professional photographer in the Northern Virginia are or nationwide, don't hesitate to contact her at (571) 250-5073 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.