Commissioning question

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  1. nnmfam

    nnmfam Member

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    I bought my son his sabare . When are we supposed to give it to them before or after they commission? I have appreciated this forum so much as we made big decisions throughout these past 5 years .
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I think after is better, but neither is wrong.
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Whenever you want to would be my suggestion. My parents gave me my sword at my graduation party which we did a few days ahead of time. Unless he specifically needs it for his commissioning ceremony (which I doubt he does) then I would give it to him whenever you think is best.
     
  4. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    Make sure he has it at the commissioning ceremony. If there is a cake that could be the only action it sees.
     
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  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    nnmfam,

    My son's battalion has a reception after commissioning, a few years back when my older son commissioned parents gave their son a Saber at the reception when they received their commissioning certificates.

    Edelahanty,

    Now wait a minute, my older son says he flys his helicopter with his Stetson on the dash while waving a saber out the door with Flight of the Valkyries playing on the load speakers, all while singing "Kill the Wabbit!! Kill the Wabbit" Are you saying he's pulling my leg.
     

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