Time honored traditions are sacred amongst military service members, especially in the U.S. Army and it was most evident Saturday night during the 101st Airborne Division’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment’s annual pre-deployment ball.
The cavalry regiment is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor, who for the past year has trained up his soldiers to prepare for their upcoming deployment to combat, but over the weekend, the war in Afghanistan was but a distant thought as officials, young soldiers and their spouses enjoyed a night out wearing full military regalia and colorful ball gowns.
As hundreds of soldiers from the squadron dined on their meals, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor reminded those who were in attendance that military traditions were treasured and meant to be passed down from generation to generation to celebrate the service and brotherhood so few understand.
Also in attendance of Saturday night’s ball was Colonel Joseph McGee, the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.
The military ball was held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.