Throughout history, America's Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen continuously answer the call of duty when the freedoms of people around the world are subjugated. They leave the peace, comfort, and warmth of their home, separated from spouses, children, relatives, and friends in order to fight battles in distant lands sometimes in the most austere of locations; enduring the harshest of environments. Memories of times spent with loved ones and the support from thousands of miles away are key to the resiliency our troops maintain in order to continue on with the fight no matter what threat they may encounter. Eventually, they will return home and open arms await them. The trials of the fight are momentarily washed away and replaced with feelings of happiness, safety, and peace.
The scene is within a metropolitan train station at the end of World War II. Perhaps Grand Central Station in downtown New York City? The setting isn't important. It could easily be transposed to a rural train station, an air, or seaport. The specific war is also unimportant; the strength of the 'military family' is enduring and this homecoming could easily be seen during WWI, Korea, or even today during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or any of the numerous crises around the world where America's sons and daughters are quick to react to.