I received a welcome home banner in the mail (2 months before my husband's return from deployment), laid it out on the table, stood our 18 month old up on a chair... she took one look at him and put her head right on his chest. She misses her Daddy!! <3
One thing you will never, ever forget? Being on a commercial flight, and the crew makes an announcement, that it is their HONOR to be a part of escorting a fallen soldier home. They ask after landing, that everyone remain seated while the military escort team deboards. Of course, during this time, the plane is silent, except for the sound of the casket being unloaded from the cargo hold. Pray for our heroes and their families. Thank you.