The Few, The Proud, My Marines!

When I found out that graduation weekend would fall so close to my due date I was like any mom to be ( even the 3rd time around) a bit nervous. Praying that my little man would stay put until we got home and even with a few minor complications the day before we left for our 900 mile trip to the south,  I was not going to miss such an important monumental occasion in my brothers life. You see five years ago he was just a Senior and My husband and I drove him to see two military colleges. When I reflect back to that time, my brother had the world  at his finger tips, my Jocelyn  could not even walk yet and here she is closer to 6 and we were just beyond excited to see where life would take him.  Stepping foot  in to the first college my brother seemed pretty confident it would be where he would spend the next 4 years of his life that was until our next leg of trip. We pulled up to The Citadel, walked though the front gate and the first words out of his mouth were ” This is where I belong” and he never looked back. This past weekend was an amazing trip for our entire family. These images are just a glimpse into how proud we our of my brother Anthony and his accomplishments. I am lucky enough to have not one but two Marines that I get to call my brothers. I Love them both and truly am the proudest sister ever.


His Final Parade


Our 2nd Lt. following his commission. My mom and I pinned his bars on, my dad gave him his sword and my brother Vincent gave his first Salute.


The First Salute with our brother Sgt Vincent J Koert Jr.



How handsome are my brothers!

My three Marines! ( My dad is a former Marine)

The proud mama!

If you do not know already I am the oldest of 6  :-)

A must have image of my brother Vincent who has done 2 tours overseas!


Graduation Day for our Cadet and 2nd LT


Our Citadel Graduate

This Church in Charleston is truly stunning. My brother was inducted into a gentlemen’s fraternity in this church after graduation. I feel so honored to have witnessed it.

One Response to “The Few, The Proud, My Marines!”
  1. stephanie says:

    These photographs are truly stunning! What an amazing weekend for your brother and your family! You must be beaming with pride!!! Hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous photos of your new beautiful baby!

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