Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Oct - Commandant's Corner

Many who return from a prolonged vacation express happiness in returning to their home and friends.  I must agree with them.  Okalene and I left on the 15th of August and returned on the 13th of September, traveling to the East Coast and back, visiting friends and relatives along the way.  It was a long, long trip. Okalene tries to convince me that the primary reason for traveling back to Maryland was to attend our grandson's wedding.  I agreed with her, notwithstanding the fact that it was a short drive to the Marine Corps Museum which permitted me to spend a day talking to the Marine Corps staff.  They were quite helpful and provided a number of ideas for us to ponder, should we ever desire to consider recommending a proper Marine Corps display to the St George Children's Museum.  We should have something to look at within the next three months. 

I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge how proud I was that the Detachment continued to flourish, during my absence, under the leadership of the Senior Vice Commandant, Les Covey.  He continued to keep me abreast of the activities by e-mail and telephone.  He was very complimentary concerning the Staff and in the manner in which each leader stepped up to ensure no negative traits were encountered.  To all I say "Well Done, and it’s good to be back."  See you at the Saturday's breakfast 0830, 11 Oct.