When my oldest son graduated from Marine Corps boot camp, all of us (plus a family friend) drove down to South Carolina to be there. (AND to bring him home with us afterwards!)
These scrapbook pages show the pin ceremony that happened the day before the actual graduation. You might be able to tell that I’m just a little bit happy to see him! (It had been over 13 weeks since he left.)
Here’s what the journaling says:
“At noon on Thursday we headed to the facility for the pin ceremony. At this ceremony the recruits would receive their Eagle Globe Anchor pins and be called Marines for the first time. Since it was overcast and looking like rain, it was held inside. This was a bummer as there were a lot of drills the guys had practiced and there wasn’t room for them to do them indoors. It was impressive however, to hear 300 young men shouting the Marine Corps Hymn. (“From the Halls of Montezuma…”)
After the ceremony was over it was mayhem as all the family members streamed down from the bleachers and tried to find their new Marines. We finally did locate Josh and couldn’t have been more proud.”
The snaps are by Making Memories and I found the Eagle Globe Anchor brads here. I punch a small circle and then punched a smaller circle out of that to make a way to spotlight where Josh was in formation.
The photo corners are chipboard that I painted with Peeled Paint Distress Crackle Paint and then edged with
Brushed Pewter Metallic Distress Crackle Paint . To make them look a bit more “real” I highlighted portions of the stickers along the right with Glossy Accents.