Tuesday, February 16, 2010

“Coming Home”

Earlier this month, The Gateway News had an opportunity to help welcome home, Technical Sergeant Kirk Davis to his home and family in Reunion.

Sergeant Davis had just finished a tour of duty in the Middle East and was ready to surprise his own Son, Elijah, along with his entire class at Landmark Academy.

At the invitation of Principal Catherine Witt, we tagged along, in full knowledge that words alone could never explain the joy of welcoming home a loved one. So with camera in hand, we captured what we knew would be a great opportunity to capture the “other side” of any military story – the coming home, the emotion, and the gratitude that we all feel for our military, reflected and epitomized in the eyes of one child, Elijah.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this story! It was so wonderful to be on the phone to hear the roar of the students and the voices that said, "That's Elijah's dad!" Tears streamed down my face as I could not see but hear the emotion of father and son in one another's arms! I can not wait for my day to be reunited with Elijah!


    Elijah's Mom