Attended a ceremony today. On the old culver's I talked about periodically my number one grandson. He is graduating from A.S.U. tomorrow with a degree in mechanical engineering, summa cum laude, or whatever the highest one is in the pecking order.
Today, we witnessed him being sworn in as an officer in the U.S.A.F.
The officer swearing him in was the retired u.s.a.f. colonel that will also be his father in law. The colonel's father, also retired air force, and an uncle were there. I must say in addition to being number two in the r.o.t.c. detachment, he got distinquished airman today too.
The bars pinned on him came from future father in law, who got them when he jumped from enlisted man to lt. They belonged to a vietnam era officer who was also a p.o.w. So they have been around.
His future mother in law asked me how i felt today. I told her happy and sad, both. My little boy i think has grown up. He has a bright future going forward.
People today seem to put such little behind words. Those words during the swearing in today mean something to us.