Tonight, R2, along with several members of the 501st and Rebel Legions, participated in a Yellow Ribbon event for members of the the military that are returning from deployment, or just about to set out on deployment. Their families are invited to participate.
The event was scheduled from around 6:00pm-7:30pm. Characters surprised the guests as they signed in to register at a hotel in Anaheim, CA. People were excited to pose for pics with the characters.
Later, as the dinner event was to start, they had the characters come up on stage, although R2 wasn't up to the climb and opted to stay on the carpet. The audience was informed that the characters were available for pictures during the dinner portion of the program, and the characters came down the stairs to accommodate photos.
We wrapped up with a picture of some of the military members that were in uniform, and they expressed their appreciation as we expressed ours.
I'm always grateful when I have the opportunity to participate in these events, and I look forward to doing more in the future.