These are the Maine Patriot Riders standing to greet my sister as she arrives in Portland, but my sister's flight was canceled and the group didn't get the email until it was too late. My sister never arrived, but the group still waited.
Spirit does not make mistakes.
Time past and other flights landed and a mother welcoming her daughter showed up with a sign. When she saw the flags honoring her return she burst into tears.
More time past and a man with a limp and a " Rolling Thunder" vest walked slowly down the stairs and made his way to the left of the flags.
"Sir, are you a vet?" Someone called out to him, recognizing he served in Vietnam.
The man nodded.
" Please solider, these flags are here to honor you' please pass through so we can thank you for your service."
the man walked slowly back around, his eyes swelling with tears he could no longer contain.
Today, in a beautiful synchronistic moment, Spirit gave a solider the homecoming he did not get so many years ago.
For all those home, coming home and those who never see home again, thank you!
And Thank You Maine Patriot Riders!