This week there was a Change of Command ceremony at work. The Military does things a certain way, and I have come to see that there is comfort in knowing what will happen. In this case, the outgoing Commander added a bit to it, and while the guys moaned about the practice in marching (which they aren't used to) out in the sun so that everything would go as planned, the actual ceremony was awesome. Listening to the speakers and seeing the guys standing in formation and then passing in review was a big reminder that I work every day with heroes. Of course, coming back into the building after the ceremony all filled with new respect for these warriors, they started being their usual selves, so I went back to fussing and insulting them per Standard Operating Procedure. Still they all looked truly awesome all decked out in the 'good' uniforms and on their sharpest Military behavior while it lasted.
As shown below, it seems that I can post pictures directly from my IPhone. If I'd known that while I was at Mt. St. Helens I would have posted them from the site rather than waiting 2 weeks. I don't know if there is any limit to the number of photos posted this way on the blog(s). Guess I'll just keep posting them till I find out.