It has been quite a while since I have been in attendance of a carrier homecoming. In fact, I couldn't even remember when the last ship homecoming I attended was. But being that I had not one but two friends whose loved one was returning with the Bush Carrier Strike Group, I had to be there!
It was exactly how I remember; people everywhere! But nevertheless, the emotions swirling around at homecomings definitely were high. Just as at any homecoming that I have attended, I definitely had tears in my eyes, especially knowing that both of my friends were getting their spouses back after a long nine months. Their families were whole once again.