The special love between mother and daughter.

The special love between mother and daughter.
Posted on 10/26/2018
Fleenor home

The special love between mother and daughter.

So this happened, today! Laura Fleenor, who serves as an E-6 Tech Sergeant in the Air National Guard in SC, just returned from the Middle East.

Deployed since early July in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Fleenor completely surprised her daughter, Anna Grayce, a junior at Hickory High School.

Anna Grayce was in the middle of a history class (taught by Alex Wienbrock) when HHS Principal, Mrs. Morningstar, entered the class and shared that she needed to interrupt the lessons: then Fleenor entered, immediately spotting her daughter. They both burst into tears and held on to one another with tight hugs.

The "unknown" deployment location in the Middle East was definitely hard on the family; and Fleenor shared she is blessed to be back home on American soil.

"I'm very proud of my mom's service to the United States," said Anna Grayce. "She is also home just in time to see me inducted into the HHS Beta Club next week. I've never been this tearful before--it's really good to have my mom back home."

Thank you, Laura Fleenor, for your service to the USA! Welcome, home!

View a photo spread on this wonderful homecoming on the Hickory Public Schools Facebook page.

(photos by B. Snowden, HPS director of communications)

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