Returning to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport from Washington D.C., the terminal was packed with adoring greeters – some active military, many veterans.
There were lots of families, at least one of which with four generations on hand. There were law enforcement personnel and troops of Boy Scouts. There were balloons, signs, banners, flags, and salutes. Some wept. An Army band played patriotic music.
It was a fitting end to a daylong trip all of us will remember for a lifetime.