We attended the Battalion Ball last night and had a great time.
The guest speaker was a man who worked in a building across the street from the World Trade Center and was a witness to the horrific attacks on 9/11.
He relived the horror he and his co-workers experienced that awful day from witnessing the planes flying into the buildings, their harrowing escape from their own building, and then seeing the people jump to their deaths from the upper floors of the WTC.
It was very moving and seeing him brought close to tears while telling his story brought me all the way to them.
He said he felt priviledged to be in the same room with these brave men and woman who defend our country everyday and wanted them to know how much he appreciated them and their service to our country and wanted them to know if they (or their families) ever question why they're in Afghanistan or wonder if people back home support them to call him. And he made his phone number available to all of us.
After the wonderful speech, awards ceremony, dinner and MANY drinks the dancing and craziness began. Everyone had a wonderful time and the guys were able to blow off steam before their upcoming deployment. Its definitely what they needed after the many months of training they've endured and what they have infront of them in the coming year.