I haven’t posted much lately for Army Life. Things are just so busy right now. Then I thought about it and realized that much of that is due to Lean Green’s retirement. Therefore, I should be sharing our retirement adventure with you all!!
The 21st was a month ago that we were at the Retirement Ceremony. I don’t think I told you all just how awesome it was. It was cold too!! How’s a woman supposed to look good while she’s shivering in the wind?? HAHA Everyone viewing the ceremony was wrapped up in big coats, hats, scarfs and mittens. But not me, I had to look good!! HAHA
We had some really wonderful people share this day with us. Right in the front row was Miss K, my parents and hubby’s parents. My Uncle Al and Aunt Marge came down from WI for the ceremony as well. After the ceremony, we had an Open House with enough food to feed an Army!! The next day, our good friend Scott, his wife and their beautiful daughter came up from Dallas to share this time with us. We’ve known Scott since our first duty assignment in Germany!! We had some other good friends missing, but sometimes life happens that way.
We’ve been told that the Retirement Ceremony here is the best Army-wide. There’s no post that can compare. I believe it!! There was a unit in formation through the whole ceremony. There was also the Army Band and a Half Section. A Half Section is a horse-drawn cannon and it’s a site to see. We got to stand as the troops passed in review. There’s so many handshakes and congrats. Lean Green was presented with a folded flag in a case and his Retirement Certificate. I was also presented with a certificate.
I just can’t put into words everything about the ceremony. Anything I’d type would be boring and bland in comparison to the actual ceremony. After serving over 20 years, this was a wonderful and memorable way to end a career. I still remember the beginning of it all and I’ll never forget the end of it either.
One of the most fun things we did was to have our picture taken in the exact same spot that we did over 2o years prior when he graduated from Basic Training here. My how time flies!! My how we change!! HAHA Maybe one day I’ll share the beginning and the end pictures!! For now, here’s my photo share of that special day, the Retirement Ceremony.