Sunday, December 28, 2008

Favorite photo of 2008, #5, Mustang Warriors

January 1st is theme day at CityDailyPhoto. The theme for January is Best Photo of the Year 2008. I am changing it slightly to my favorite photo of 2008. My best photo is just an average photo to someone else. As I narrowed my choices down to a small group, I noticed that my favorites are either military, sports or night time related. I guess that means I suck at taking daytime shots. It's hard to pick just one picture so I am going to post 5 photos starting today with #5.

This picture was first posted on July 26th.

Here is the text provided with the photo on that day.

A deployment ceremony was held this morning at Ben Gill Park for the departing soldiers of the Texas Army National Guard, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, Company F Field Support Company. The men and women of Company F will be leaving Monday morning for a month of training before heading off to Iraq.

To show support for the soldiers before heading out, Terrell Chamber of Commerce treated the soldiers and family to a day of ceremony and fun. Below is the Company marching from the Guard Headquarters to the Pavilion. More pictures to come.

Today, Company F is in Iraq (pdf). We can't say thank you enough to the men and women who volunteer to serve their country. I served in the USAF from 82-88, during the quieter times.

The troops are suppose to come home sometime in 2009. City leaders promised another ceremony to welcome them home. I will be there with my camera.

For more photos of the Deployment Ceremony type in 'Texas Army National Guard' in the blog search bar or click on Texas Army National Guard listed under label.