We weren't sure we were going to be able to attend this year. Jeff will be in Austria the beginning of November. We have a birthday trip to Jacksonville to see the play Wicked with an extended stay hanging out and relaxing for a lo-ong weekend. I couldn't remember the dates of the 30th anniversary of the unit 3/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) based out of Hunter Army Airfield. Jeff was - is - a Night Stalker, which makes me a Lady Night Stalker, of course.
But, thankfully, the dates worked out and - November is going to be busy!
Not only will we attend the formal we are planning on attending the building dedication of a fallen Night Stalker, and memorial for all those who gave all. It will be emotional. It will be gut-wrenching all over again. But, it will be good.
I'm not a fan of formals. Just being honest. I am an introvert and this type of shindig is not for the introvert kind. But, I will sacrifice the psychological trauma for Jeff because he is most definitely not an introvert and likes these kinds of shindigs.
These shindigs are not cheap, though. So, besides a dress and our tickets we'll be putting out a chunk of money. But, imagine if we were lower enlisted wanting to attend. Ah, that would be tough. So, we have gifted two tickets for a lower enlisted couple to at least have their tickets paid for. One less thing for them to worry about and maybe, if it's only a dress, they'll be able to swing that.