National Archives Military Promotion
It's a beautiful summer day in Washington D.C. and a great day for a promotion ceremony. Although it was forecast for rain, when we arrived it was a beautiful morning at the National Archives. The family members had an opportunity to greet, meet, and shake the hands of the family member's co-workers and supervisor.
Although it's summer, the museum was surrounded with beautiful flowers blooming on the trees. It gave a beautiful scenery for everyone to look at while we waited for the event door entry to open. Looking at the blossoms, one would think we were in the middle of spring. The trees were simply beautiful.
Thankfully we didn't have to wait long before we were allowed to enter the museum. The museum escort gave a brief overview about the Rotunda and escorted the member, his family, and co-workers up to the Rotunda to look at the documents prior to the start of the promotion ceremony.
After giving friends, family, and co-workers an opportunity to look at the documents, the ceremony was called to order. The National Anthem was sung and the morning prayer was given. Then the military member was pinned on by his family members and administered the Oath of Office.
I'm always honored when military members or their spouses contact me and request to hire me to photograph their promotion or retirement ceremony. It's a pleasure playing a small part in a significant moment of a military members career. If you're getting promoted or retiring soon and would like to have your ceremony photographed, don't hesitate to contact Tamieka Smith Photography via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.