There have been a lot of wonderful videos this Christmas of service members surprising their families, but rodeo announcer Bob Tallman caught something special on video at the Billings, Montana International Airport recently.
I’ve seen a lot in my travels over the last 40 years but this stopped me in my tracks. Thank you to this young man for serving our country and thank you to the elders that welcomed him home with such honor. God bless our military and God bless America! #militaryfamilies pic.twitter.com/CsblOQmLqt
— Bob Tallman (@tallman_bob) December 21, 2018
— Scrooge Knievel (@MetricButtload) December 29, 2018
Ive witnessed this at the Billings airport too. A beautiful and powerful welcome that moved me to tears.
— ChristieLeClairBaken (@ChristieBaken) December 22, 2018
This is called “Bringing Home The Warrior”. Crow Indian veterans are highly respected and when they come home safely, we sing songs of victory that they came home unscathed.
— Rusty Lane LaFrance (@Rustin_Lane) December 21, 2018
That's what we do Bob. Thanks for recognizing.
— Gina Northover-Moore (@NorthoverAwesom) December 22, 2018
Thanks for explaining that. What an honor.
— Ronda H.🏌️♀️ (@BizChick) December 22, 2018
watched this from my rental counter…to me the best part is watching the soldier lead a long line thru baggage claim with the entire family behind and listening to the drums and seeing the large amount of travelers parting and created a lane and recording
— Scotty K (@SKdoesntknow57) December 22, 2018
That is the coolest thing I will see today.
— Mike Burke (@HostileCowboy) December 29, 2018
— Crystal (@iolaira) December 22, 2018
Damn! I felt a chill watching that! The elders honoring a young warrior on his safe return. 👏👏👏👏👏…
— WindaWester, Member of Smockey Bear Fan Club (@WindaWester) December 29, 2018
This is beautiful. Sometimes you experience things in life that give you perspective and appreciation for the world we live in.
— DCinNC (@DCinAZ) December 22, 2018
Thanks for this. Most compelling. Brought me to tears. "Welcome Home Warrior" chant of respect and gratitude. We would be wise to reflect this honor on our service members. HT Crow Nation
— John Fowler (@JohnFowlerTV) December 29, 2018
This. Is. America! Thank you, it gave me chills. 🙏
— Karrie (@KarrieThorne) December 29, 2018
Thank you for this wonderful video! It's great to see this welcome home for our Native American serviceman. Thank you for your service. 🇺🇸🗽🦅
— Life's A Bouquet (@AndraLThomas1) December 29, 2018
Yep. I cried
— Joel Kerr (@Jokerajester) December 29, 2018
Holy cow this brought me to tears. This is amazing.
— Tara (@TaraInTX) December 29, 2018
— America's Hat© (@ianslessor) December 29, 2018
Crow? Northern Cheyenne? I’ve been lucky enough to spend time on both rez. Amazing people, history and pride. Wonderful to see this.
— brian ⭐️ (@OBGyeayouknowme) December 29, 2018
True warrior right there
— b (@bryan_ech) December 29, 2018
The land of the free because of the brave.
— Lynn Rucker (@LynnRucker8) December 29, 2018
Hot take: Let’s expand the definition of ‘veteran’ to include social justice warriors https://t.co/MY0iH4iCuS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 29, 2018