Graduation

The point of our travel was to watch my brother graduate college! As fun as the cruise around Manhattan was or traveling New York City, we did come for graduation.

We left around 7:30 and arrived to Matt’s campus at 8.

We were fortunate my dad was able to give him the official oath into the Navy. It was definitely a personal and touching moment for our family.

matt and dad

After receiving the oath, we went and found our seats at graduation. It took place outside (rain or shine and it came close to raining!).

Matt, mom and I
Matt, mom and I

The class had 212 students and the graduation took about 2.5 hours. I must admit the valedictorian and class president’s speeches were both two of the best and funniest I’ve ever heard.  They were certainly far funnier than my graduation speeches! They had everyone in the crowd involved.

After a few more speeches and military traditions, the diplomas were handed out.

My brothers and I
My brothers and I

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on the water near the Hudson River. I wish I had taken a photo because the catering was amazing. We had goat cheese salad and every kind of sandwich you can imagine.  I chose the Buffalo chicken sandwich which was popular.

family shot graduation

As you can see it was a really enjoyable and great weekend. It was great to celebrate with my family as well as the other families who were watching their sons and daughters graduate as well.

graduation

Questions for you:

When was the last graduation you attended?

Do you know anyone in any of the branches of the military?