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Presidential Inauguration: A Humbling Experience

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Krause Photo This past weekend I had the honor to represent the Coast Guard Academy in a historic weekend for the United States. It was truly incredible to be a part of the events that surround the presidential inauguration. One of the most inspiring moments was getting to present arms for the President and the Commandant of the Coast Guard. I can still perfectly envision the blinding bright lights, booming voice of the announcer, and overwhelming pressure for a perfect performance the corps experienced as we passed the official party.


However, the inauguration was not only memorable due to our 30 seconds of national fame, but also because of the amazing memories I created with my classmates. It was inspiring to see the past four years of our training come together as the 1/c truly led the cadet contingency. The professionalism and pride that my classmates exuded was mirrored by all of the underclass and ensured that this high-profile event ran flawlessly. Being able to play a part in representing not only the Academy, but also the Coast Guard to the nation was a humbling experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.


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