Yesterday, I had the opportunity to experience what every American should get to experience at some point in their lives, a homecoming of our servicemen and women. To witness the joy, the pride, and the excitement was a memory that I will cherish and never forget. To see fathers (over 100 of them), after an 11-month deployment, seeing their newborn sons and daughters for the first time was wonderful. It was a great day for the Ronan's, the men and women of the USS Bataan, their families and our country. I included some photos, including my wife greeting our daughter, Lauren, as she finally made it off the ship.