“It’s hard being left behind… It’s hard to be the one who stays.”
–Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
This Marine Corps homecoming, like many others, took place in the wee hours of a Saturday morning. Though the Marines arrived to nearby MCAS Cherry Point around midnight, they were released at Camp Lejeune just about an hour before sunrise! As if their families hadn’t waited long enough for them to return, waiting past the midnight hour seemed most excruciating. (Hot dogs and chips can only hold you over for so long!)
Eventually, the Marines were released from the armory and bused over to this homecoming location! Then, in a flash, everyone unloaded from the buses! In that very moment, anxiety melted into joy as the Marines united with their families.
Welcome home, Marines!
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