A few weeks ago, Yoni wrote a blog post about his battalion’s St. Patrick’s Day Field Meet, and promised pictures to come. Well -- that day is here! I'm glad I had the foresight to bring my big zoom lens that day (also affectionately referred to as my paparazzo lens); there was a lot of funny stuff to see, and most of it was way across the field. I wasn't there the whole day, but I did catch the end; I hope these pictures will help you get a better sense of the hilarity of entire event.
I'm also including a few pictures of Yoni's FMF pinning, which took place immediately following the Field Meet. What a good day!
|For the first event in the relay race, teams had to carry huge hoses across the field and then back.|
|Next, one member from each team had to hammer about 20 (pre-inserted) nails into a wooden frame.|
|This kind of speaks for itself; they had to flip that tire all the way across the the huge field.|
|Each competing battalion had to design a chariot to be hand-pulled around the track. This is the chariot that Yoni's Marines designed; his Commanding Officer is the one catching a ride.|
|Almost to the finish line.|
|At the end of the Field Meet, Yoni was surprised to be asked to offer a few words of prayer.|
|Yoni's C.O. pins on his FMF (Fleet Marine Force) pin.|
|Not sure what they were laughing about, but it was a nice moment of levity in an otherwise serious ceremony.|
|Proud (and slightly sunburned) wife.|