We recently had the distinct privilege of being invited to a ceremony where Andre Costa took an oath to re-enlist in the United States Marine Corps. This ceremony was held in our neighborhood on the lake. My wife and I feel we have a very unique neighborhood where everyone gets along and helps each other, due in large part to the military presence. There were approximately 20 people in attendance, a mix of civilians and military.
Several things stood out during the ceremony. Even though the ceremony took place in an civilian setting and not aboard a military installation, the level of seriousness was most impressive. Sgt. Littlefield was in charge of the ceremony and it was evident from the start that he had a protocol to follow. My wife and I noticed the perfect placement of the Marines’ hands, the set concentrated stare of their eyes, their erect posture and their level of commitment. We were also impressed with the recognition given to Mrs. Costa. The level of detail and professionalism carried out by Sgt. Littlefield is something we will not forget for quite some time. It is this dedication to detail and professionalism performed by people like Sgt. Littlefield that makes our neighborhood, our state and our country as great as it is.
Ralph and Debbie Southerland