May 15-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: May: May 15-10
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Photos by Jim Hoffman
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Photos by Jim Hoffman
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Photos by Jim Hoffman

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 08:32 am:

Some Upper Michigan folks show up in California in today’s photo. They're all native Yoopers having been born and raised in Lake Linden and I think Marquette, too. The pictures are courtesy of James Hoffman, Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army and Uncle of the young lady being pinned for her promotion. Julie Hoffman was promoted from Lieutenant Commander, to Commander in the U.S. Navy and she requested that her Grandpa, John Hoffman come to Camp Pendleton in California, to do the honors of pinning Julie with her new rank. John himself, had not donned his U.S. Air Force Uniform in 40 years, when he retired with the rank of Technical Sergeant. That's Julie's Dad, Gary, in the last photo wearing the brown suit and looking quite proud of his daughter. A very special day for this family of Yoopers and I thought the perfect way for us here at Pasty Central to commend all our service men and women on this day we celebrate Armed Forces Day. A big thank you, to our military personnel, whether active or retired and Congratulations Julie!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 08:47 am:

What a beautiful and touching moment for Julie....a memory she'll carry with her forever! I join you, Mary, in saluting all members of our proud forces! God bless 'em!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 09:08 am:

This is a good day 2 post these photos, as today is U.S. Armed Forces Day. Remember 2 display Old Glory, today.,16641,19420706,00.html

By Tom (Tom) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 11:20 am:

Going to be a special tribute to Vietnam Veterans at Lambeau Field here in Green Bay next week. There is an exhibit at Heritage Hill State Park in Allouez now. Let's hope those Vietnam vets can attend.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 03:21 pm:

What a beautiful event for Julie. The Circle of Life...makes me cry.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 07:51 pm:

nice to see the circle of life goes back to the keltic druids

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:30 pm:

Wow...very incredible. Congrats Julie...very memorable so many ways!

Hat's off to all! Blessings.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 12:57 am:

Our salute to all Armed Forces, past or present.
Especially nice to see this as our oldest daughter Alice was honored this way twice in the Air Force and we weren't able to attend. (She's now retired after 20 plus years!)

We flew our flag today out front as we do most every day!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 05:20 am:

Congrats to Commander Julie and all the Hoffman family! Our son was recently promoted to Lt. Commander at Fort Hood in Augusta, Georgia. His mother and I pinned him!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 08:11 am:

Paul, congratulations to you and your wife (and your son) on his promotion! Bet you were almost as proud as you were the day he came into your life!:)
And, Russell, we thank your daughter for her 20 years spent serving our country!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:45 am:

Yep,that was me in the Dollar Bay Fire Truck for the Patriot Parade from Houghton through Hancock.

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