The ceremony itself was quite impressive. Each individual platoon stood and marched to a cadence (lead by their Drill Sargent) onto the stage. Then each individual soldier stepped forward and announced their rank, name, and hometown and walked off of the stage. Families were encouraged to walk to the front and take photographs or video if they desired… which I did indeed desire.
I have a fine video. I use a Mac and I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t know how to edit it to put a clip onto here. Isn’t that the kind of thing that a Mac user is supposed to just inherently know?
Daniel and Denise at Fort Leonard Wood
While traveling, my family visited the Gateway Arch, a part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in St. Louis. It is a fun place to visit, and we did the required things: see a movie and ride the tram to the top of the Arch.
On the way in, we took a traditional family photo at the base of the Arch.
Bunny Ears at the Gateway Arch
The tram to the top was a bit crowded. We fit 5 of us into it, and we are not small. My husband was taking this photo and we were encouraging him to move fast to get in before the doors snapped shut.
Tram at the Gateway Arch
Although it was a rainy day, the view at the top was still spectacular. We took some memento photos – bunny ears inside the top of the Arch.
St. Louis from the Gateway Arch
At the Top - Gateway Arch
What really got us excited however, was the fact that we could see our rental van from the top of the Arch. Seriously, how exciting is that?
The Rental Van