KYARNG 149the Brigade Deployment Ceremony
My brave son is a medic in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He is being deployed to Iraq. There was a Deployment Ceremony held yesterday at Freedom Hall for all 1640 soldiers in their brigade.
The governor of KY and the mayor of the city of Louisville spoke, as well as the commanding general in KY, Gen. Tonini. A group of veterans came out to show their support.
I took about 3-4 pictures of the soldiers filing in, from the back of the arena while I was waiting for hubby and daughter to join me.
When I cropped this photo, there was my son is the 3rd one heading into this row! WOW!` That was pretty cool!
His grandpa flew in and some of his friends from high school came to see him off. We got to spend about an hour with him. They are going to a camp for a couple of months, then towards the end of July they will actually leave the country. We will get to see him one more time when he has his 4 day pass.
The yellow ribbon goes up this week and will be up until his return! We love you, Hunter! Stay strong and stay safe.