After Sam and Cris's 'Turning blue' ceremony, which was actually the day before the official graduation at Fort Benning, they got some time off to spend with families and friends. We took the afternoon to visit the Infantry Museum on base (pics to follow) and then went out to lunch. As we were leaving the Museum, the Commanding General of the base, Major General Michael Ferriter (the entire base people!) was leaving and noticed us standing outside with our young men. He walked over and introduced himself (after our boys smartly saluted), congratulated the brand new soldiers and allowed us to take a photograph of the three of them.
Pretty darn impressive!