Saturday, January 24, 2015

USS California comes home from deployment

Today I had the honor of seeing the USS California come in to port from their six month deployment. Seeing a submarine coming down the Thames River is just not something you see every day (well, unless you live in the Groton area, I guess) and it was definitely a surreal experience.

I was very proud to be there alongside the families of the sailors and welcome them back on to solid ground. =)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Naval Funeral Flag Presentation Ceremony

Being part of the funeral detail was a huge honor for me. I attended two different funerals and helped fold and inspect the flag and then present it to the widow(s). It was a very humbling and surreal experience for me to present a flag to the widow of a fallen United States sailor. Hopefully I will be able to do more of these in the future!

If anyone is curious, this is what the flag presentation ceremony looks like: