It’s a longstanding military tradition for newly commissioned officers – your first salute.

James Williams, retired Staff Sargent US Marines and a World War II veteran had the honor of giving the first salute to his granddaughter, 2nd lieutenant, Charlotte Williams.

The old Staff Sargent properly asked permission if he could hug his granddaughter.

Here is the description from Youtube, as uploaded by Charlotte’s father:

My father, James Williams, retired Staff Sargent US Marines, has the honor of delivering the first salute to his Granddaughter, 2nd lieutenant, Charlotte Williams.
Ceremony has held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA. August 9, 2013.

Man someone must be cutting onions in here… sawdust… allergies… etc.

About Reagan Wilson

Reagan enjoys all things political. After realizing that neither of the current mainstream political parties encompass his beliefs he awaits the emergence of a true small government party. Good scotch, good cigars, mechanical watches, and SEC football round out his interests.