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Soldiers Marked The End of Their Deployment With “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Soldiers Deployed For 11 Months Sing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” On Flight Home
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After eleven months away from their families, the overjoyed men and women of the armed forces broke out into “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as they made their way back home.

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It’s definitely a special kind of commitment the soldiers endure as they put their lives on the line to make sure we are all well protected and we get to enjoy our civil liberties. They even had to make the sacrifices of being away from their families, deployed to remote corners of the globe.

Certainly, saying that their world is excruciating enough is such an understatement. 

There’s No Place Like Home

It’s no wonder that the idea of coming back home can be the sweetest treat for each of them. The feeling is truly like no other. And this group of soldiers, the West Virginia National Guard, knows better.

While on a plane back home – which is apparently West Virginia – the entire troop was caught singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” All of a sudden, the beloved lyrics that go “Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong” sounded even more special. 

This marked the end of their nearly year-long deployment in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

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“Take Me Home, Country Roads” was released in 1971 on John Denver’s Poems, Prayers & Promises album. The song was a major hit, peaking at the No. 2 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Today, it is known worldwide and is a timeless classic that will never be forgotten, making us reminisce about our own homes – just like what we’ve witnessed in this short yet heartwarming clip.

Well, without a doubt, the members of the armed forces deserve as much praise and recognition as possible. You can watch the special moment of the West Virginia National Guard singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in the video below.

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