There's a video of a Marine officer receiving her first salute from her grandfather currently blowing up on Reddit, and, well, is someone cutting onions in here?
The video, posted to the MadeMeSmile and military subreddits among others, shows the traditional first salute after an officer is commissioned. After grandpa smartly carries out the salute, he says, "Staff Sgt. Williams, request permission, ma'am, to hug his granddaughter, 2nd Lt. Charlotte Williams."
"Permission granted," the lieutenant says, then hugging her grandfather and thus making us all cry tears of joy, to include the guy in the back who tries to play it off like it's no big deal.
It's okay, bro. You can cry.
Although the video surfaced on Reddit in recent days, it is actually from 2013. The full video was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 10, 2013, which explained in the description that the grandfather, James Williams, a retired Marine staff sergeant, saluted his granddaughter 2nd Lt. Charlotte Williams at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.