First thing Friday morning was the Blessing of the Wings. Although the new pilots didn't get to wear the wings, they did get to hold them while the priest blessed them with Holy Water. The chaplain read Scripture and led prayer. We sang a hymn I had never heard before. No matter . . . there were enough service men in the congregation who knew it by heart to carry the day.
A family portrait and we were done for the morning.
Left to Right: Me, Sean, Dan, Helen, Stanley, Jesse, Stanley, Kathleen, Scott, Barb.
Stepmom, Brother, Stepdad, Grandmother, Father, The Honoree, Uncle, Mother, Brother, Aunt