Hi Everyone! Well, it's official. My nephew Ridge is a Marine. His graduation was today. I am so very proud of him. He is heading home for 10 days and then he will head back for weapons training and then on to Pensacola for 9 to 14 months of schooling. He's going to learn to work on aircrafts.
I am so proud of Ridge and the decision he made. He decided at 17 that this is what he wanted to do and signed up for 5 years. Such a grown up decision from boy. He's not a boy any longer.
My sister-in-law said it best, "Just a few short weeks ago, a scared but excited young man left for boot camp. Today, the United States Marines are returning to us a young man, a Marine. I have so much love and pride in my heart that he has undertaken such a noble goal. Today he joins the elite. He is a United States Veteran forevermore."
Congratulations Ridge! You make me so proud!