Yesterday was spent at MCRD Family Day. Today is the even bigger day -- Graduation!
After a morning of waiting, presentations by the MCRD staff and the excitement of seeing the new Marines on their Moto run the big moment arrived as we all waited at the Parade Deck for our Marines to be turned loose for liberty.
Platoon 1007 arrived, last of the following element.
A couple short speeches, several musical numbers by the Marine Band, and the Chaplain's prayer...
The moment we've all been waiting for, "Dismissed!" Ooooo-RAH!!!
Hug's all around. It was a blur of cammies and mommies!
After the initial hugs and hellos it seemed a bit surreal.
Now, to get serious about 13 week wish fulfillment. Carne Asada gone in 60 seconds flat. Eaten? More like inhaled!
The afternoon was spent in on base liberty, enjoying recruit sea stories, meeting some mates, touring the museum and generally milling about smartly.