Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow Days for Soldiers

As most of you know my Daughter Mandy is in the Army. She is currently stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Like many places across the country, Ft. Jackson received a bit of snow earlier this week. They actually had a couple snow days due to the fact that SC doesn't normally get snow and apparently does not have the right equipment to keep the town open.

We have always know that Soldiers love to have fun but now we get to see it. So, what do a bunch of Soldiers do when they encounter snow?


They build a "snowman" of course lol. Mandy's Battalion is the Screaming Eagles so they decided to make a snow eagle.


I was really surprised that they came up with this. Plus, they executed their idea beautifully. The white head, eyes, sand for brown feathers, and beak....amazing! I smile every time I see this pic on Facebook. I love that the Soldiers all took the time to have some fun and work on this together. Some of the Soldiers are from the South and don't come across snow very often. I know Mandy hasn't played in the snow in over 9 years.

5 comments:

Barb said...

That is just so fun.....

How did the surgery go?

Olga said...

How awesome!

We're stationed in Ft.Drum, NY and we have snow all winter long, so it's not a big deal to us. Most soldiers hate snow though, as they still have to do PT in it!

We're moving to GA in March, so yay for warmer climate!

The Quilting Pirate said...

What a perfect way to enjoy the snow! And thank you and your daughter for serving our country!

I want to know what Barb asked too :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What a lovely eagle head they did--
glad they had some fun!!!
How are you doing???
Hugs.Di

Tonya said...

that's cool.......