CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Col. Teresa Gallagher and Master Sgt. Harold Miller will join hundreds of other parents watching Friday night as their Chambersburg Area Senior High School teenagers receive diplomas -- only they will be looking at a video broadcast from their base in Tallil, Iraq.
Gallagher's son, Dan Godlasky, and Miller's son, Joshua Miller, are among more than 600 seniors graduating from the high school Friday night. Gallagher and Harold Miller serve in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 28th Aviation Brigade, of which Gallagher is the commander.
School officials partnered with the U.S. Army to establish a video feed that not only will transmit the ceremony around the world, but also allow the sons to talk to their parents beforehand.
"I appreciate everything everyone was doing to get this ready," Dan said. "It really means a lot for me to be able to see my mom."