Smiles, laughter, salutes, and hugs are the beginning to this wonderful Army military promotion ceremony at the National Archives in Washington D.C. The rain held off long enough for Major Kruper’s friends and family to meet and greet outside the museum and catch up on some laughs.
The museum was undergoing power washing, so Major Kruper’s promotion guest entered thru the traditional door. So, all the guests walked along the sidewalk of the museum to enter for the promotion ceremony.
Once inside, the guests were given a few minutes to look at the documents before the start of the ceremony. This also gave Major Kruper, his Presiding Officer, and the Master of Ceremony one last opportunity to discuss the overall flow of the ceremony.
The ceremony was called the order and Major Kruper came forward and he was accompanied by his family.
The Presiding Officer discussed the military career achievements of Major Kruper and express why he was an asset to the Army. There were even a few jokes told.
The Promotion Orders were published and the room came to attention for the reading of the Orders. Then the family pinned on his new military rank.
Then the Oath of Office was administered with the United States Constitution as the backdrop.
Then Lieutenant Colonel Kruper addressed his family, friends, and coworkers by thanking them for attending his promotion ceremony.
Once the ceremony was complete, Lt Col Kruper's guest congratulated him and his beautiful wife on his promotion.
Then the guest were able to get a further look at the documents and two mural inside the National Archives Museum.
Once outside the museum, I captured this last photograph. It encapsulate the happiness that was experienced during the ceremony.
Congratulations again the one of the Army's newest Lieutenant Colonels - Lieutenant Colonel Kruper. I wish you continued success on your military career.
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