Today is National Brother's Day

I can not think of a better story to tell on National Brother's Day than this one that I saw from WCVB.

It Was Graduation Day

There were so many Graduations this past weekend, including UNH.  (Go, Wildcats!)  Also having their graduation was Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Graduate Emily Rose Booth was waiting to hear her name, standing on the side of the stage as we've maybe done and seen so many times.  She must have been nervous too.  Like so many other graduates, she's worked so hard for this moment!  When she heard her name, the President of the College held up his index finger for her to wait for one moment while the announcer said,

Here to assist President DiSalvo in handing Emily her diploma is her brother, Private First Class ......

And then the crowd erupted and from behind the stage, was Emily's brother.  When the applause was a little softer, the announcer continued,

This is Private First Class, Ryan Booth of the U. S. Marine Corps.


The report from WCVB says that Emily hadn't seen her brother in almost a year.  Private Booth was unable to return home to see family due to the pandemic restrictions.  He had been gone for boot camp since last Summer.

We love UNH here on the Seacoast.  Wildcats will always be #1 in our hearts.  Endicott College, however, also has a beautiful campus.  Beverly is located right on the water in Massachusetts, right next to Manchester-By-The-Sea.

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