So this will be a short post. Just wanted to say we are home and enjoyed Mike's celebration immensely. Here are some of my favorite pics.
Thursday night was the retirement banquet
It was a combination of good natured roasting and accolades. He received many amazing gifts and he liked his quilt!
And said "I promised myself I would NOT get emotional".
We had four generations together...
Granddaughter Kelley Ann, my mother, Marie, Mike and me
Me, Mike and Tom
Me, Mike and his dad, Art
Step-mom, Maggie, Mike and his dad, Art
Love this pic of Mike and his daughter, Kelley who is going to make him a grandfather in January.
Son Martin, daughter Kelley, Mike and wife Lindy
Son Greg wasn't able to attend as he is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan
Friday was the Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony
Last day in uniform..headed to the parade field
It was a gorgeous day and very emotional to see the troops lining the field
Last time leading the brigade....
After the ceremony, Mike and Lindy with their kids
And his final award.. a SECOND Legion of Merit!!!
The end of a distinguished career and the beginning of a new adventure. Congratulations, Mike! We love you so very much!