There used to be a thread on here about the various reactions from folks regarding our children's appointments to an SA. Some of the stories were hilarious, some sad, some uplifting. Couldn't find the thread, but wanted to post our experience from last night. We attended our school recognition ceremony. Our BGO is more than 500 miles away, so the ALO for our area agreed to do the presentation of our son's USNA appt. He used the write-up provided by USNA. And ad-libbed a bit. Son got a standing ovation and Mom cried. Thank goodness patriotism is alive and well in West Texas! Two Air Force Academy appointments were also presented. A first for our high school: 3 kids SA bound. Same reaction. Lots of congratulations all around following ceremony. Not one "weird" remark. The only other standing ovation all evening was for the top ten seniors at the very end of the ceremony. Time is marching down for all of us to send our kids to "summer camp" at the various SA's. Enjoy these last days of having them at home!