He's on a plane right this minute, arriving back in RDU after a day of tours and speeches and memories. There's a welcome party in wait, the rest of my family on the other end with signs and cheers and love. As I often do, I wish I could be in two places at once. All the same, I'm so very happy that I was here in DC today.
UPDATE: Great local news coverage of the event!
First up, a look at the DC tour and hearing from some of the veterans. You can see us in the background near the end - look for my plaid umbrella!
Next, check out the huge reception the veterans received when they arrived home tonight! My grandpa appears at 2:33 in this video, characteristically speechless... and then the reporter ends the piece by telling his story.