I love reading stories like these.
Nothing gives me chills like seeing our military service members saluted & thanked does. A lot of people don't appreciate (or understand) that the reason they're able to go about their daily lives playing Candy Crush is because these folks are fighting for them to do so. Let's keep this behavior up!! [MSN]
A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect in Chicago. As their plane taxied beneath an arch of water from fire department hoses in what is called a water salute, the Marines walked into the terminal and were met by a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and airport workers.
A short time later, boarding another jet for San Diego, the Marines learned that American Airlines — which has a policy to upgrade servicemen and women in uniform whenever possible — had six empty seats in first class for the group. That gesture was followed by seven first-class passengers who jumped out of their seats for the other Marines so they could sit together.
Awesome. Just awesome.