Yesterday, I had the honor of photographing a Marine being promoted to Warrant Officer in Quantico, VA. Many Marines on Marine Corps Base Quantico were thrilled it was promotion day. For the family I was photographing, it was an extra special ceremony not only because of the military member being promoted, but because he was being pinned on by his sister and Grandfather.
When we arrived, the halls of the Marine Corp Museum were filled with several happy and excited Marines and their families. There were smiles all around. We had a quick opportunity to look at some of the exhibits in the Museum prior to the start of the promotion ceremony. While waiting their son, was able to be carefree and explore the museum.
Later we moved to a quieter area within the museum where the Oath was administered.