An Honoring Ceremony

TranquilityServing in the military is a First Nations tradition in North America. My father proudly served for thirty years. Not long ago I went to the military retirement ceremony for an old friend. My friend had been in the active duty military or Guards pretty much full-time for almost thirty years. He has faced several overseas deployments with grace, wit, and charm, spoken up for, and otherwise, defended those of lesser rank or stature, and provided unswerving leadership to his group. As we learned at the ceremony, he is much-loved by those who worked with him. This was truly an honoring ceremony. Continue reading