Another really amazing thing was the unit flag designed by one of the cadets...Jonathon Bilodeau. It was beautiful! The even more amazing thing was that his mom Sarah sewed it...she was our own Betsy Ross!
Jonathon was also promoted to LTC--- Leadership Training Corp. His mother and father were able to pin on his new rank.
Darrell has taken leadership of the unit for now and was promoted to 2LT....he was this rank when we first married 25 years ago but in the Army. I told him that the second time round is always sweeter...I really believe it is...he is so excited about this program and its potential! Even sweeter is the fact that our oldest daughters, Michaela and Jessica, were able to pin his rank on...something they were never able to do when their dad was in the Army and made it to Major. Darrell's mom flew in to see this all happen too!
The ceremony was followed by a potluck in the gym...many folks lingered for hours. The young kids and moms went out to the playground while young adults played volleyball in the gym.
It was a cool beautiful evening to enjoy fellowship, laugh a bit after all the hard work and enjoy ourselves.