150- that’s the number of years it’s been since the start of the Civil War. The Office loves civic engagement and people get all crazy about anything Civil War related. We just put together a little thing at the Cap., which started with a near death experience this morning involving a cart of blue books, a co-worker, myself, the tunnel and then someone who jumped in to help us push a cart. After we survived that exciting things happened.
Guests arrived, including three cannons. They weren’t as gigantic as I was thinking they would be, but could damage marble nonetheless (and it took 4 members of the NG to get these in).
Other guests that arrived included real people. People from the Civil War, wearing their Civil War apparel.
We had a 14 year old Civil War buff lead the Pledge during the program. He was a little nervous so I gave him a few tips.
Also major shout out to the Gov’s office who arranged a special photo with the 14 year old and the Governor at the last minute. Awesome? Yes.
Speaking of the Governor, he came.
At the end of the program there was a picture on the Cap steps. People loved the event and had lots of wonderful things to say about The Office. I’ll chalk this up as another thing I never thought I’d be doing but turned out to be pretty great.