Today I had the opportunity to witness my high school friend's eldest son become a United States Marine. I can't describe the pride I could see on her face. This was one of her babies yet all grown up and at the beginning of an adventure. I could tell that she was anxious to see him walk and stand before her. Soon enough, he had become a United States Marine and she was gleaming with pride. Congratulations Pvt Majerczyk and your fellow Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Thank you for serving our country.