Monday, May 12, 2008
What We Liked Best About the Commencement
What Jack and I liked best about the commencement at AU (outside of seeing Jeanine walk across the stage to get her diploma and shake hands) was seeing and listening to the American University MacMillian Scottish Bagpipe Band lead the processional and recessional of graduates and faculty. It was like a bit of old Scotland in D.C. In this photo you see the seven bagpipers up on the commencement platform and the six drummers below the platform. Jeanine's cohort in the School of Cummunications was #16 so that is why in some of the photos of the previous post you see the number 16 on the graduation caps. One girl also added to her cap Baby On Board since she was pregnant and another added Marines since she is a Marine officer.
Go to the following link to hear the Scottish bagpipers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Trf6Lt53nw