Today, was a beautiful May morning in the nation's Capital. We received a break from the rain and was able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Yes, for the last week and a half, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. has been in the middle of continuous rainfall. Thankfully today, we received a reprieve and was able to enjoy a morning full of bright sun and mild temperatures. Major Young and his family arrived at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. and there was excitement all around.
Major Young's promotion ceremony was truly a family event. Once inside the Rotunda, his family looked at the documents inside the museum together.
After looking at the documents, Major Young's Dad read the promotion orders for his new rank to Lieutenant Colonel.
After the reading of the promotion order, Lieutenant Colonel rank was pinned on his blues coat by his Mom, Wife, and son. In addition, Lieutenant Colonel Young's rank on his blues hat was changed by his eldest son. Once the rank was changed, Lieutenant Colonel Young was administered the Oath of Office by his wife in front of the Constitution of the United States...like I mentioned previous, this was truly a happy family occasion.
The smile on Lieutenant Colonel Young's mom face is infectious...her happiness is illuminating the room.
Lieutenant Colonel Young congratulations on your promotion again. I wish you continued success with your Air Force career.
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