Yesterday a new name showed up in reply to my last message and I realized that my son's girlfriend has been masqurading as a Navy Mom since early June. I don't know what she had been going by but is now calling herself "Willsbabycakes". I have decided it would be best for me to just give up any social media for a while. I knew she was logging on to facebook as my son but, I did not realize she was following me here as well. I wish I could have met you all. Good luck to you and your sailors! Cindy
Ewww... sorry to hear that! Totally understand.
Take care and all the best to you!
Thank you ladies for sharing this...it was so emotional to see I cried! It was simply Awesome to see and hear it! How proud we ALL can be. I though I wouldn't get to see my son on it.... I paused the video to see if I could see his face in the midst of the 'boy's and then there he was about 1:23 when they were being saluted one by one...He was behind the sailor being saluted...I cried even harder!
Thank God for cameras and videos...He provides!! My family was sitting in the second row in the middle hoping to see them enter and hoping to get a picture when they came by...but then our family got called over to the front (he marched right past were we where previously sitting, that I would have gotten a great picture...BUT...I took so many pictures that my camera battery died...before I got ONE picture of my son :(....I was so bummed out)...but the facebook site had a pictures of him marching in and saluting...I wouldn't have been able to get it better myself and now this...AWESOME...thanks so so much for sharing this
Here is a video of PIR. At about 10 seconds in (after the girls who are probably Div 932), you will see Div 933 marching. BeachTalk alerted me to my son and her son at about 11-12 seconds in. Pretty nice video all in all.
I haven't seen The Keel yet, but from what you describe, it sounds like they didn't do a very good job. I would complain, not that it will do much good. I have heard that the front of the book is pretty much cookie cutter, and they add a little bit at the back, so it sounds pretty standard. It's really a shame that they couldn't do a better job for at least the Centennial version.
Oh well. Another disappointment.
Hi Cjesm - Got ours two days ago...saddly enough, the only pictures of our boys PIR are in the back of the book! I was dissappointed too! This is obviously most military way of doing this. My husband graduated Army BC 27 years ago and it was the same way...pictures of previous BC with only the DIV/individual pictures--
All the BC pictures are NOT from our boys 8 weeks other then a few in the back -- Very disappointing to say the least!