March 4th, 2010 was Family Day Parris Island for Angel. It was one of the happiest day of my life. The day before my mother, his dad, 2 younger brothers, his best friend, & I embarked on the long 12 hr drive from Newark, NJ to Beaufort, SC. We left at 5AM and finally arrived at the Howard Johnson around 7PM. It was a long draining but fun road trip. We got our rooms and then got something to eat. After we were all settled in we took a trip down to The Marine Corps store to get some sweaters & shirts showing our pride for the 3rd Battalion.
|The guys holding up the banners|
|Me w/ my banner....|
We had the best day together, we all ate, went to the PX (Big Military Store on Base), and went to the Museum on base & sadly after all of that he had to be back in formation at 3PM. We said our "See You Laters" until the following day for graduation the next day. We all went back to the hotel and just chilled for the remaining of the day. We talked about how Angel looked, sounded, and presented himself.
I hope you all enjoy reading this far. Next time I'll write about Graduation Day.