Pedestrians Proud To Record Officers Patriotic Welcome Home
FaithTap Staff 12/3/2018
Soldiers are considered modern-day heroes. Courageous and selfless, they leave their homes and families just to travel to far places and protect their people. They fight with their lives just to make sure everyone at home stays safe and with peace of mind. With all their sacrifices and hard work, they definitely deserve everyone's respect.
When Rhea Taylor was on her way home after helping a friend move, she saw police officers and flashing lights. Right then, she knew she had to take out her phone and record the heartwarming event so that she could share it with everyone else.
A line of police officers with their motorcycles stopped their duties and tasks to stand and give a sharp salute to a couple of buses carrying soldiers coming home from deployment from Afghanistan. The Colorado Spring cops even stopped traffic to allow the buses to make a simultaneous left turn, cutting their trip to their drop-off destination shorter.
Although what they did wasn't that grand, their gesture is surely something the soldiers and their families will be thankful for. Instead of spending about 10 more minutes for the long line of buses to make a left turn across the divided highway, the soldiers were reconnected with their families sooner. Those were precious minutes they'll remember and be thankful for a long time.
There's no indication of how long the soldiers have been away from their families and loved ones. However, considering the fact that they've been away and they've missed some important family events, seeing their families sooner rather than later surely made them happier. The police officers, the salute, and the entire scene was truly a touching moment captured.
Rhea knew the impact the video would create. So, after recording it, she posted it on social media and from there, it reached a lot of people worldwide. Now, it has over 2 million views.
The way people reacted to the video wasn't really that surprising. After all, we have a very good idea of what soldiers do and what they have to go through to give us the peace and security we're enjoying right now.
In addition to the police officers, the buses were also escorted by the local police officers that day. Their presence is just another testimony on how well the community values the soldiers and what they do for the country and its people.
To see the entire video of the touching event, you can watch it below: