About a month ago, I was on the telephone with a fellow Air Force spouse discussing photographing her husband's retirement ceremony at The Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. I'm always honored when families entrust Tamieka Smith Photography to capture their most treasured memories that will be discussed and shown to future generations. The Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia overlooking The Pentagon, The Washington Monument, and U.S. Capital. It was the perfect retirement location for the Fitzgerald's.
We had been experiencing rain all week long, so we were conversing a back-up plan just in case we got rained out. Thankfully it didn't rain; but it was a little foggy. Lieutenant Colonel Fitzpatrick was surrounded by his wife, children, Mom, extended family, friends, and coworkers as he was pin with the military retirement pin and received his signed letter of retirement from President Barack Obama.