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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Erika's Graduation, Part 2: Posting the Colours



Lieutenant Erika Wilkins, CAP, before leaving the house
for graduation.



Alesha started a tradition, it seems, at her graduation. She asked the school for permission for her Civil Air Patrol color guard to present the colours at the graduation. This had never been done before. The school board gave permission, and so the tradition began! Alesha, as the Senior, carried the American flag. This year, Erika asked permission to do the same thing, and once again the school board approved. And, as the Senior, she was the one to carry the American flag. Normally in Civil Air Patrol officers (she is a Lieutenant) are not in colour guard. But this was an exception, since the only reason to do it is to have a senior bring in the flag! Jeremiah is on the left, Erika in the center, and Teila Arnold on the right. They are preparing out in the hall way.

It was difficult to get pictures once the ceremony started. The lights were off in the gym to try to
keep it cooler--it was one of our hottest June days! So the pictures are dark and of course they were moving targets! But it was a very nice ceremony and a beautiful addition to the graduation.


1 Comments:

Blogger Hannatu said...

Yeah, and it was about 30 degrees warmer in the gym than outside!
:( But it was a really nice grad and the kids did a good job with the flags. We enjoyed meeting Teila.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:43:00 AM  

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