Well, yesterday was quite an emotional day. My DS (RPI) and one of his closest friends (Ohio State) were both awarded their NROTC scholarships at their school's Senior Honors Assembly. ( I posted a few photos in the photo section.) Both DS and friend were named as part of the "Top 10" as valedictorian supposedly isn't PC anymore. The Chief gave the kids some great advice telling them that when they are newly minted officers, the best thing they can do is to find the Master Chief in their department/squadron and let them know, "I've got this." Then after a few days, go back to the Master Chief, and ask them how to do the job correctly. As a former PO2, I thought that advice was priceless. Damned proud of DS and all that he has accomplished thus far, and where he is heading with his future. I did get a bit misty, but really welled up when two of my colleagues (I teach at the school) gave their retirement speeches. I quickly realized that I am now the "oldest fart" in the building. Those of you whose DS/DD recently received, or will soon receive their awards, I hope that you have had/will have an absolutely joyous event.