HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A Huntsville woman has spent her fair share of time on the internet keeping in touch with her husband. Christi Moore is married to a soldier stationed in Illinois. He's been there two years. He and Christi have never lived together. SAIC is bringing the couple together for Memorial Day.
The crowd was in place. Balloons were set. Banners and flags were in plain view. A wife and daughter waited. All were there to welcome home Army Major Brian Moore.
“Oh, I love seeing him. Yeah, uh, yeah..,” said Christ Moore.
The soldier has spent the last two years at a base in Illinois. His family found the wait almost unbearable. They even saw some other soldiers coming home.
“I kind of felt bad because we saw some active duty service members come through. All I wanted to do was tell them to come hang with us,” added Christi Moore.
Christi's favorite soldier did showed up.
“At first, I didn`t know what was going on. I was looking around for maybe a company coming in from Afghanistan or something,” said Major Brian Moore.
Major Moore is not unfamiliar to homecoming events. He's deployed into combat twice during his 24 years of service.
“This was the biggest homecoming I`ve had after any deployment. It`s unexpected, but nice,” added Major Moore.
He and Christi have been married almost as long as he's been in Illinois. Both made it work.
“We go to the same movie at about the same time in different locations. We watch the same movies on the TV. We do things like that to try to give us some normalcy,” added Christi Moore.
“Iit`s better than what it would have been 10 years ago when you could not do stuff like this. It`s nice to be able to share those moments,” added Major Moore.
Employees of SAIC would agree. The company works with ‘Operation Homefront’ to bring members of the military home for holidays all year long.
“SAIC has always felt it is important to give back to our communities along with the men and women we support. We think this is a great way to let our service members know how much we appreciate what they do for us,” said SAIC Spokeswoman Monica Vest.