Thursday, April 21, 2011

They label them like a package

Made the drive to Jacksonville to see Justin get sworn in. Got there at 10:00AM but the ceremony wasn't until Noon since he was not leaving the center for the airport until 2:00 PM. I thought it was rather funny seeing all the new recruits with bar codes on their chest. (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guards) are all processed from that center so there were many young bodies, both male and female gathered there; tagged and labels I guess so they don't get misplaced.
After the swearing in for those entering the Navy, they were dismissed and all left the room in formation with permission to return for final hugs or snapshots since camera's were not allowed to be used during the welcome to the Navy speech and the swearing in.
So here's Justin raising his hand just for me and so I could send the image to his Mom and Rene'. We will travel to Great Lakes when he gets through basic. Okay, now it's back to packing for my trip with just a little left to do.

1 comment:

Sharon P. said...

What a handsome young man. Aren't you proud! We owe so much to those who serve in the military.....I don't think they get thanked enough!!