Military Retirement Speeches honor a remarkable individual. Years before, when this young person was enlisting, this day seemed impossibly far off. Yet today they are no doubt delighted to be here and looking forward to the future. There will be mixed emotions; excitement and pride might be mixed with some trepidation.
In our military retirement speeches we want to be reminded of the camaraderie. We want to acknowledge the sacrifices that were sometimes hard, but above all, we want to understand the person here today is a wiser mature individual with a well deserved future ahead. We want them to understand that they will always have the friendships they forged here. That a part of them will always be here.
G.A., from Rhode Island (USA) said, "The speeches had variety, and allowed me to capture meaningful thoughts and language that conveyed what I wanted to communicate to my departing seniors."