Friday was a big day for the Foster family. In addition to Beth Nell getting engaged to the bearded boy from Blue Ridge (aka Brandon Lay), Zachary graduated from firefighting academy and was sworn in as a Lynchburg, Va. firefighter! Mom and Dad Foster were obviously prouder than the proverbial peacock, and even prouder when it was announced that Zach was number one in the class of recruits! He was given a certificate of academic merit and selected to give an address to the audience on behalf of his class.
The evening was wonderful and full of pomp and circumstance....bagpipes, golden axes, and generations of firefighters filled the room. Below are a few pictures from the evening.