Today, my CAP squadron was assisting the United States Air Force Band at their concert and Constitution Hall. I was supposed to guard the control center. The squadron commander said he would send someone to take my place halfway through the show so I could see some of the concert. The show was 3/4 over and noone showed. Now, it turns out that there was some miscommnunication and I could've left, but my orders were to stand there until someone came to releive me, so thats what I did. I ended up standing around for 3 hours. I could've sat down in this big comfy chair, but I felt that I was supposed to be doing something and I didn't want to misrepresent CAP by loafing around while wearing the uniform. Lately, I've been wondering why I actually want to go to USAFA, and while I was standing there, I figured it out. I could've left early and joined everyone else inside where it was warm, but I knew that someone gave me a job to do and they were depending on me in a way. It was a special sense of responsibility, and thats one of the reasons I want to go to the Academy, to be a part of something greater than myself, protect America, and not insult the "long blue line". If that's not a good reason, I can honestly say I don't really know what is.