On the flip side, we rarely see or hear about communities throwing big sendoffs for members of the military heading to war. That's why I thought this story on ABC 7 was so moving.
The Frankfort Fire Department planned a surprise sendoff for one of its own who is heading to Afghanistan. Here's what Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Ward said to community members:
"In those tough times when I'm missing home, missing all of you this is what's gonna bring me back to it. Without a doubt, all these faces, all your prayers that we do feel, all your thoughts, it's not just a box in the mail or envelop."
How neat for him to be able to see all that love and support before heading overseas! Take a look at the ABC 7 story below: