Today, Richard, Blue and I drove down to Parris Island to watch Logan Marshall’s graduation ceremony. He is now officially a Marine. I even took photos to prove it. I had to see it with my own eyes 🙂 I’m so proud of Logan. Logan was one of my interns in the student ministry at CCC when I was student pastor. Just the discipline that these guys display is unreal. Logan was saying that they had to walk everywhere it seemed. He said that the crucible (a 48 hour test of endurance, strength and willpower) they slept maybe 5 hours if that. I think he has lost a total of like 65 lbs through this whole process. He was excited and was definitely looking forward to going home for a visit.
Just to be on Parris Island for the first time and then to witness the ceremony is something that I am very thankful to have the chance to see. For me, it was almost like when you go to Washington DC for the first time. I just felt incredibly proud and blessed to be a citizen of the U.S. I’m sitting next to a man that was a retired Marine and a Pearl Harbor survivor……unreal.
To all of you who serve our country and lay your life on the line, thank you for all that you do. We get to experience the freedom that we do because of that service. Logan will be home for 10 days and then heads to Camp Lejeune for combat training. He’ll be at church Sunday in his dress blues so be sure to look him up.