Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel Wood! He is one of the Army's newest promotees. Major Wood arrived at The National Archives Museum with his family to greet his friends and guests who were in attendance for his ceremony. Military Ceremonies held at The Archives are special because of the documents held inside the Rotunda as well as being able to document the ceremony with photographs.
f you've visited the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C., you're aware that photography is not allowed within the museum. Therefore many military members and their families are excited to be able to document these memories with pictures.
Once inside the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum, Major Wood's family and guest were able to look around at the United States Constitution and the other nation's documents.
The promotion ceremony was called to order and everyone gathered around the official party.
Colonel Heimann discussed Major Wood's military career and why the Army sought to promote him to Lieutenant Colonel.
Now it's time to make it official; Major Wood's family was called forward to pin on his new rank.
Then Lieutenant Colonel Wood was administered the Oath of Office in front of the United States Constitution.
Following the military ceremony, Lieutenant Colonel Wood's family and I walked to the top of the stairs outside the museum to take portraits of them.
Congratulations Lieutenant Colonel Wood on your promotion! It was an honor to photograph a special moment in the timeline of your family's history and your military career.
If you or someone you know are having a military ceremony at The National Archives Museum, I would be honored to speak with you about photographing your ceremony (promotion, retirement, reenlistment, or commissioning). I may be reached by telephone at (571) 250-5073 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.