USAFA Commencement 2008
Even the night before, they maintained their story. Sunny and in the 70's.
Please look at the picture to your right. Doesn't look sunny, does it? That's because it wasn't. It was foggy, and cold (40°), and drizzling, with a brisk wind.
I wore a bulky fleece jacket over that cute little spring dress; not a stunning ensemble, to say the least, but I didn't care. But it didn't do diddly squat for my feet.
We stood in line for almost an hour in order to get into the stadium-- that being how long it took the Secret Service to do their thing with the 20,000 or so guests. Then the festivities, and the speechifying.... and there was not enough hot chocolate in the stadium to warm me up.
The ceremony (what we could see of it) was fine; and for all that I find some of the President's policies... questionable, I had to give him props for standing out there in that weather, and taking the time to personally greet each and every one of the nearly 800 graduates as they came across the stage.
But I was never so glad to get back to the car, and jam my frozen toes up against the heater.