Military Retirement Ceremony | US Air force
Celebrating 20 years of service in Goldsboro, NC
We’re so happy to celebrate with Todd and his family as they celebrate his Military Retirement from the US Air force. This was my first time seeing such a ceremony and it was truly inspiring to see the honor and hear of the sacrifice of these men and women for our country.
We known the Halstead family for years, and love seeing how they grow! The Halstead girls are full of spunk and it’s refreshing to see the life that children bring to situations. Little Mei Lin was due for a nap, and took the time during the ceremony for a little snoozle! Had to be ready for the cake and reception to follow!!
I love that they included Todd’s wife Kiri, and their two girls Mieko and Mei Lin into the ceremony by giving them awards for their endurance and sacrifice too. Although Todd is the one actually serving, these ladies had to do without and be there for support.
Mieko loved her star medal. Mei Lin slept through her award, but I’m sure she’ll love it as much as her skull ring!
There was a beautiful folding of the flag ceremony. Each fold represents something different, and was folded and handed off to Todd, who then presented to Kiri.
After cake and greetings on the Air Force base, we all headed over to the Chef and the Farmer restaurant in Kinston for a nice dinner and continuation of the celebration. The restaurant is only a block away from the Mother Earth Brewery and they had local beer for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you for having us document your retirement. We hope you get to spend much more time enjoying your family!