A boating friend from the Navy Jax Yacht Club is finishing up his 22 years of Service in the Navy today. I shall attend the ceremony at the NAS Jacksonville Officers Club (1000 sharp!) and there will be the usual VIP's and crew to help send our Shipmate ashore, never to hear the bells and whistle of Naval Service again.
For some it is a bittersweet moment, but I think the Star of the Show is kind of looking forward to the next challenge.
I will bring a camera and record some of the ceremony for my reader(s). There is video of my ceremony from London, maybe I will upload that at some future date.
As for today, this is Steve's day. He is a fine Sailor and I hope he has all the luck and health for the future.
See you in a bit.
I haven't been to a retirement ceremony since my own. But I hope to live to see my boys' ceremonies... both of whom are over 20 now. THAT makes me feel OLD.
Buck; Think that you WILL be there and I'm sure you shall!
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