This past Friday I had the honor of photographing a military retirement ceremony over at Mac Dilll AFB here in Tampa. A flood of memories came to me as I drove through the gate. It had been a very long time since I had been on the base. I grew up a military brat all over the country and over seas. I'll be honest... I hated it at the time, but have fond memories as I look back on it now. It definitely shaped me to be the person I am today and I have friends ALL over the place!
It was a beautiful ceremony and the kindest words were said of this officer! He had friends come from all over... The only down.... the HEAT! It was a sauna out there! And these poor men in their uniforms. I can't imagine!
Here are a few shots from the day.
One of my favorite shots! He gave both of his sons coins. I remember when my dad retired he gave my sister and me a shadow box with his wings in it. These coins will become even more special to these kids as these they get older!