Yesterday after work, Matthew and I took off for Phil's apartment. We were coming to see a Chinook land at a grade school. Here is Matthew and I goofing around waiting. Phil was one of the recruiter's in charge of helping with the event.
We could hear it before we saw it. The kids were screaming as soon as they heard it. When they spotted it they went nuts.
Around this time the rush of air caught us and Matthew decided he wasn't so fond of helicopters after all.
It's down. Phil looking on as the crew does their thing.
The Chinook is in the house.
We were the first people to go up to it. Looking in at crew stowing helmets and such.
Matthew in the cockpit.
Matthew telling me he doesn't like the cockpit.
I'm such a good Army wife I salute my husband.
Matthew and I got to hand out flags to all the school kids and other kids that showed up. Here is a picture of Matthew giving a pair of twins flags.
We had so much fun! It was an absolute blast. Kids came up to shake hands with my husband and thank him for serving, 2 girls wanted his autograph, while others told him they liked his helicopter. It is something that I'm not going to forget for a long time and if Matthew doesn't remember I have about 20 pictures to remind him. In parting here is one of the videos I shot of the Army guys "allowing" the school kids to win at tug of war. Enjoy!