Sunday, May 23, 2010
West Point Graduation
My cousin Rob graduated from West Point this weekend. I was 16 when he was born, and I clearly remember his whole life. It was very emotional to see him graduate. I'm so proud of him -- although I never doubted he'd finish what he started there -- but I can't help but feel concern about him and his friends he introduced me to as they head off to Afghanistan later this year. But Saturday was mostly about celebrating, and no less than the Commander in Chief -- President Obama -- was there to commemorate their achievement. In attendance were Rob's parents, his paternal grandparents, his sister Bev, my sister Steph and her husband, and me.
UPDATE: I can't get the videos to upload correctly, but you can see them on my YouTube channel. President Obama's full speech can be found on the White House blog.