Michael got to spend a weekend at Camp Margarita in Camp Pendelton.
We waited behind the barracks.
Slowly the battalion emerged, one division at a time.
Ahh, my son is approaching and looking sharp!
These are just the parents on one side of the 2 sets of bleachers!
Almost ready to start.
Here comes the color guard.
As we said the pledge of allegiance to the American Flag,
I got all choked up.
The honor I had, to see all these young men and women with such incredible respect for our country, just touches my heart.
Next presentation they had for us was the winners of the Drill Team competitions.
Here is Bryce Canyon.
They did Drill with rifles.
They were incredible.
Then awards and ribbons for all the divisions that won in their competitions.
we did not win any so I have no pictures of that part.
I do have pictures of the presentation of the battalion!!
As I am looking at these pictures I am realizing you can’t tell how many cadets are there.
My pictures do not do the credit that these kids deserve.
The gaps you see are in between, these are the divisions that attended .
There really were a bunch of cadets.
The battalion was finally dismissed.
They looked so tired.
Random pictures of the day…
This is my absolute favorite picture!!!
The boys met us back at their drill site looking exhausted.
Still a man of manners, shook his Lt’s hand before we left and thanked him for the opportunity to attend Flagship with his division.
My Seaman Apprentice.