Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Next Generation

Sent in by proud parents John and Nancy:

On Saturday, May 26, 2007 our son Jeremy Allan Brandenburg graduated from West Point and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the United States Army. Jeremy graduated having been on the Dean's List for all eight semesters and served as the Captain of the Mountaineering Team. More importantly, Jeremy was the CIC (Cadet in Charge) for the Navigators. We attended the Navigators Banquet during graduation week and I was truly overwhelmed when a young plebe from Lancaster County approached me and introduced himself. He explained that he just wanted to thank me for Jeremy's help to him during a very tough Plebe Year and said that he wouldn't have made it without Jeremy's help. Later that week at a barbecue at Major Hoyman's house a second Plebe echoed these same sentiments to me.

We also attended the "Pinning Ceremony" which was held by the Navigators next to Eisenhower Hall. What was truly impressive was the opening remarks by Major Cameron, where he explained what the Navigators stood for! Other pinning ceremonies were taking place all around us but here at the Navigators was the only mention of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jeremy is currently traveling in England but will leave for Fort Benning, GA on July 25, 2007.


Blogger Dori said...

Jeremy has also been an inspiration and guide to our son at West Point who is 2 years behind him. Jeremy is a great example to not only cadets, but all young people. He is a leader with a servant heart, demonstrates a reliance on God alone, exudes a humble spirit and a warm and friendly personality. Our prayers will be with him as he serves our country.

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