It was a beautiful blue sky day at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. today. It was beautiful and ready for Navy Promotion ceremony. Lieutenant Dougherty and her family arrived at The National Archives with excitement for her promotion ceremony to meet and greet friends and family.
Once inside the Rotunda, Lieutenant Dougherty, her family, and friends were able to look at the documents inside the museum; including the Constitution of The United States.
Before the start of the ceremony, prayer was offered.
After the prayer, the Presiding Officer, welcomed everyone to the promotion ceremony and gave special recognition to Lieutenant Dougherty's Mom as it is her birthday. Everyone joined in with signing "Happy Birthday".
There was a quick highlight about Lieutenant Dougherty's military career before her parents were called forward to remove your shoulder boards in preparations for her new rank.
After her son placed on the shoulder boards, Lieutenant Commander Dougherty thanked everyone for attending her ceremony at The National Archives.
After the ceremony, there were hugs and kisses all around.
Following the ceremony, many of Lieutenant Commander Dougherty's friends and family congratulated her on her promotion.
Isn't that face adorable. It's the look of "what are you doing lady?"
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