Saturday, August 1, 2009


The August NaBloPoMo theme is Tomorrow. I have never had a better opening than this one.

Tonight August 1,2009, Geezerguy and I were privileged to attend the Senior Noncomissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. There 106 men and women, all of whom chose to serve our nation, were commended for their attainment of the rank of Master Sergeant.

Jim and I sat there proudly and humbly listening to these Americans, one of whom was our son, Sage Words, proclaim their reason for being there.

The Airman's Creed

I am an American Airman.
I am a Warrior.
I have answered my nation's call.

I am an American Airman.
My mission is to fly,fight and win.
I am faithful to a proud heritage,
A tradition of Honor,
And a Legacy of valor.

I am an American Airman.
Guardian of Freedom and Justice,
My nation's Sword and Shield,
It's Sentry and Avenger.
I defend my Country with my Life .

I am an American Airman.
Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
And I will not fail.

Below you'll see one of the leaders of tomorrow.

Jim, Master Sergeant (select) Cumberland, and Me

Thank you for serving.

See ya down the road,


Sage Words said...

The real honor was having you and Dad there! Everything I ever learned that was worth knowing came from you two!

Thanks for being my foundation!

-Sage Words

Old Newsie said...

Congratulations Marcie and Jim on seeing your son, Mr. Sage Words, Master Sergeant Noel Cumberland, assume his new rank in the United States Air Force. And congratulationns Sergeant Grandson