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More Than a Great Opportunity

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Ulbricht Photo There are not enough words to describe what an honor it was to march in the Inaugural Parade. Saying that it was a “great opportunity” will just not cut it in this case. I cannot simply tell you I marched in the Inaugural Parade. It was an honor representing the Academy, my family and community in such an event. I was one of 90 cadets who had the opportunity to pass about 50 feet in front of the President and our commandant, hopefully impressing them with our flawless formation. Hearing the random shouts from the crowd, “Thank you for your service” or “Yea!! Go Coast Guard Academy” just made me stand up taller. I was overjoyed to be marching for such a respected service. Hearing the announcer describe who we were brought a smile to my face, because I was SO PROUD! The long day of going from various security checkpoints and waiting for our turn to march was well worth it. I had the occasion to see things that my peers may never get the chance to see and be part of something that I will remember for the rest of my life. This weekend will be recorded as probably one of the best weekends at the Academy so far. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to take part in nationally recognized events such as this.


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