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My sons PIR is 1-10-14 I keep hearing dress warm. I wondered how we should dress for inside..are we talking casual (jeans and nice shirt) or a little dressy (dress pants) or real dressed us (dress, suit..etc..)  Also for the sarge's meet and greet what is appropriate dress?

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Comment by proudnavymomof1 on December 26, 2013 at 9:31pm

I heard casual to both

Comment by lemonelephant on December 27, 2013 at 12:44am
Comment by Jo1 on December 27, 2013 at 11:02am

My son graduated Memorial Day weekend 2 1/2 years ago and we about froze.  I'm from Illinois and I'm used to the cold so dress warm!! Have a great time :)

Comment by Anti M on December 27, 2013 at 2:14pm

Layers you can take on and off will be good.  If you're wearing a dress, consider warm tights too.

Business casual, or as nice as "church".  To me, this is a serious ceremony, so I'd say "a little dressy".  He will be in his dress blues, you will want to look nice in the pictures with him.  Not formal, certainly not sloppy, but no one would object to jeans.  

Comment by Michmom73 on December 28, 2013 at 4:51pm

I am going to dress nice.

This is one, if not the most important achievement of the majority of these volunteers.

They will be wearing and looking their best. 

By dressing nice we show them respect and gratitude for their commitment, sacrifice and hard work.

The least we can do...


Comment by kateamelia on January 7, 2014 at 10:54am

is this inside? i am in michigan and it is -30 right now

Comment by lemonelephant on January 7, 2014 at 4:09pm

Yes, PIR is inside. The only time it has been outside was for the Centennial Celebration on 07/01/11. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Comment by sk8rmom on January 7, 2014 at 10:39pm
It is inside, but walking over to the nex to wait for your Sailor is a good little walk. Wear what your comfortable in. Some were dressed like Church, some in jeans. I was there 1/3/14. I had leggings, slacks, hiking boots ( kept my feet warm), under armour, sweater, light Columbia jacket and a coat, warm hat, gloves, I was never cold, except when sitting on the bleachers at graduation, I had brought a small blanket, because I had read they were cold, but didn't want to bother taking it because I figured sitting on my coat would do it, only problem , it wasn't long enough, just layer up and have something to sit on and you will be fine.
Comment by macvw on January 8, 2014 at 2:38am

going this week too.. so dressing warm.. layers...for sure..

Comment by k7champions on January 8, 2014 at 2:13pm

sk8rmom, Thanks for the detailed info on what you wore.  I have been agonizing the past 2 days on what to pack & wear for PIR and I'm out of time.  We leave tomorrow morning.  I tend to be cold, so, if you were cold sitting on the bleachers at PIR despite all the layers you were wearing, I guess I'd better plan on dressing similar.  I'm from Oregon and we never see weather like what its been in Great Lakes.  Looks like we'll each be taking a suitcase so we can fit all those bulky clothes in. 


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