Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Quick Brag.....

Here's my son and his ROTC unit, they are marching in the Memorial Day parade (we have a pretty good parade here for Memorial Day due to the fact that we have a Medal of Honor recipient that lives in our town and we are home to a Vietnam Memorial and a Korean War Memorial that encompasses the men who lost their lives in state of Minnesota).
That's Joe front and center (right behind the white shirted guy with the flag) It was only about 40 degrees out and pouring rain! But they persevered.
Last night we went to the awards ceremony for the NJROTC unit that my son is involved in. This is his 3 rd year. I just have to brag a little--he just raked in the awards...my goodness!! He has come a long way over the last 3 years...starting off as a stay-in-the-background, all D's and F's on his report card to all B's, C's, and even a couple A's!!


Last night they honored him with the Purple Heart for Leadership--which encompasses community service, academic excellence, physical training excellence, and leadership in his unit. He has volunteered for many of the community service projects that the unit has been involved in and never complained about the hard work or it taking up his valuable time off.

He also got the Volunteer of the Year award, for time and cheerful disposition while serving. AND, as if that weren't enough--he got an award for Most Improved Cadet and Cadet of the Month. Yeah JoE!!!

12 comments:

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Thats so awsome! whooo hoo!!! Hey chicky, how have ya been??

Leigh said...

Well, Mrs. Kwitty I have been getting caught up on your fabulous blog (I have missed you!) and we have a lot in common! (except you have more talent!)

Tell your son congrats, he totally deserves the accolades! My hubby is in the army. (not sure if I told you that before?)

I love the bags that you have been making!

Your cat pics totally cracked me up!!!

Junie Moon said...

Congratulations to Joe, what wonderful accomplishments. You have much of which to be proud of your young man, Miss Kwitty!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Kwitty gal~~
Yeah Joe (:) great post ..Thanks for sharing your happy~ proud moments (:)So nice to see~~
Hugs Patty

Amanda said...

Oh wow! Congrats to your son! You must be so proud! :)

Kim Bates said...

Proud mama! He's done very well! Thaks for commenting on my blog- were you serious- johnny who? just in case..it is Johnny Depp.
I love all your stuff!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Ms Kwitty thanks for posting on my blog. I peeked at your Etsy store. Very nice stuff! You must be so proud of your boy....boys make Mommies proud! I really liked your cat pictures too. I have a crazy cat, so I love cat jokes, I can really relate!
Love, Ann

LazyTcrochet said...

That's wonderful! Congrats Joe! Your mama's so proud of you.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Congratulations to your son! That is awesome! I know that you are so very proud of him!!
Hugs,
Barbara

Lauren said...

That is amazing...hooray for Joe! You must be beyond proud.

P.S. I loved your city. If it were a little warmer, I would move there in a heartbeat...so pretty.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

I just saw your cat in the guestbook (:) LOVE_IT ..MRS K ..
hugs Patty

marsha said...

Wow! CONGRATS! WHAT AN HONOUR!

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