Greetings from the Idaho Rocky Mountains
We Clan Forrester members in the Treasure Valley (Boise) Scottish American Society are working hard planning for the yearly highland games and Scottish festival, which happens on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
A lot of planning and execution of details went into the preparation. Attendance at our games and visitors to our Clan Forrester tent have been increasing greatly in the past several years and we want to see that growth continue.
Readers of these pages will remember that my grandson, Vandye Forrester V, a Clan Forrester member, is a Midshipman at the United States Navy Academy in Annapolis, MD.
I am happy to report that Midshipman Forrester is now Ensign Forrester, having graduated from Annapolis on May 26, 2018.
My wife, Clan Forrester member Vondi Forrester and Ensign Forrester's parents, Vandye Forrester IV & Marianna and two sisters, Josephine and Savannah (all Clan members) were there in Annapolis to see President Donald Trump shake Ensign's Forrester’s hand as he received his Commission and degree in Computer Science.
Ensign Forrester is off to Japan to join the United States fleet there to guard the front lines of our freedom. He will take his bagpipes into the fleet with him. Ensign Forrester was a soloist with the Naval Academy Pipe and Drum Corps, while a Midshipman at Annapolis.
Vandye Forrester, III