Gallabrae, Royal Highland Fusiliers (Photo credit: JA SC)
This past weekend was the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. I had the pleasure of working through the weekend. I say pleasure because I worked the Gallabrae Highland Games that were held at Furman University on May 24, 2014. The games were a celebration of the Scottish heritage as well as a celebration of Memorial Day. The opening ceremonies for the games were a colorful parade of all the military service color guards, the parade of the Tartans and include a detachment of the Royal Highland Fusiliers. There were veterans from every military branch in attendance. I was able to meet some real ‘Hero’s’ during this event. It made me remember what this Memorial Day holiday was all about. to remember those that served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
2013 is almost history. Another year has flown by and I was sitting here wondering were the time went, what did I learn this year and what do I think 2014 will bring. First, I want to wish everyone a Good Christmas! For some this will be easy and for others not so easy. It seems we throw the Merry Christmas phrase out, sometimes forgetting that not everyone does have a Merry Christmas. I know that is not always a given to have a Merry Christmas so my hope is that you will have a Christmas that is filled with hope and promise. For myself I will be working, which is not a bad thing. I always enjoy working the holidays for some reason.
The year 2013 was a good year overall for me. I settled into my new job at the Furman University Police Department and settled into my new home. I had a good year at work and received some great advanced training through work. I was able to meet some great officers from other agencies. I found myself re-connecting with some past military friends and people I grew up with.
I am hoping that the New Year will bring further growth in my job and personal life.