SHAKING HANDS WITH THE PRESIDENT–President Donald Trump is pictured shaking hands with and congratulating Second Lieutenant Samuel Valleroy during his graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy.
Several locals from the Red Bud area recently had the opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs, CO and attend a prestigious graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy. Among the graduates was Second Lieutenant Samuel Valleroy, son of retired WO4 Joseph Valleroy and Amanda Valleroy.
Those able to attend included Darnelle Brueggemann; James, Kathy, Skylar, Tanner and Jill Valleroy; John, Jessa and Jaxton Becker; and Issac Chandler.
A half-mile long motorcade traveled to the stadium entrance, through the tunnel and parked in a particular arrangement. Everyone gave their undivided attention anticipating President Donald Trump to exit from a motor vehicle, however he walked in through the tunnel waving at the 30,000 plus invited guests along the way.
For more on Valleroy’s graduation, please see this week’s print edition.