There are two things the Neel family loves most in this world: their two sons serving in the military, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Monday, the parents of Lieutenant Brandon Neel and his Captain brother were brought onto the field at Dodger Stadium to discuss the importance of Memorial Day ... little did they know that Brandon had a trick up his sleeve.
It's a wonderful homecoming surprise that Brandon admits he'd been planning for five weeks. And for the record, I teared up like an enormous softie when he said "Mom". The emotion! It was so real.
And hats off to dad for his heartfelt reminder about the reason behind Memorial Day. If you didn't get a chance yesterday to toast to the servicemen and women who've dedicated their lives to fighting the good fight, it's never too late.
Happy homecoming, Brandon!
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