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U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Mark Shawhan, Combat Logistics Battalion 24 battalion sergeant major, surveys the formation during rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, France, July 10, 2017. U.S. military members arrived at Lycee Militaire de Saint-Cyr and stayed for more than a week to participate in and prepare for France’s Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Navigating the path to being forged in the crucible of anxiety
With less than a week of notice, I was recently assigned a temporary duty to march in the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, one of the largest and highest profile military parades in the world. The Bastille Day parade included more than 7,000 military personnel and is the oldest military parade in existence dating back to 1880.
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