The last morning dressing in camies.
The chaotic moments after our arrival!
The cermony starts..
I got flowers and a certificate from the Corps thanking me for my support (it's part of the tradition during the retirement ceremony. Felt a bit odd, I've always seen it but never imagined receiving it.)
My spontaneous "speech" for my husbands retirement gift. I was so nervous I changed my outfit at the last minute just so I could wear my boots. I am most comfortable in my boots.
Chris grinning while I spoke.
My husband, standing alone, while the flag is passed from rank to rank of all the different ones he has held through the years. The poem of Old Glory was read during this part.
Yep, that's me with tears. I wanted to run out and stand next to him.
Chris receives the flag from the last rank he held.
Both Chris' daughters hugging during the last moments of the retirment ceremony.
He gives his last command and salute to the color guard to retire the colors.
The Peterson family.