Brian, Zach, Sarah and I just returned from the Memorial Day Service held this afternoon in Simpsonville. I’m ashamed to say that it’s the first service like that I’ve ever attended, but rest assured, it will not be the last.

As the World War II veterans were introduced, the large crowd gave them a rousing standing ovation, and rightfully so. I was moved to tears thinking of the incredible sacrifices that must have been made by these brave men and women. Sacrifices which I take for granted every single day.

One veteran shared how much this meant to him. Here are a few more pictures showing their return home from DC. I understand it was the largest crowd ever recorded at the Gvl/Sptbg Airport.

Today’s service made me incredibly proud to be an American – and incredibly thankful.

God bless America!

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