Unlike other students, however, she got a sendoff from the commander in chief.
It was a far cry from the sendoff for Gen. Colin Powell in a 1993 ceremony that drew two presidents and the defense Secretary.
In the end, it was just what we signed up for: a big, splashy British sendoff that will put us into instant Olympic withdrawal.
Perkins was by far the most heralded—800 people attended her sendoff dinner in New York and showered her with loving tributes.
Whit like a sendoff did yer wuman gie ye, Sandy, when ye left for France?
A funeral: Give a man a classy send-off (1872+)