Jett Morris was chosen to throw out the first pitch in a Cabot, Arkansas Memorial Day Little League Tournament to honor fallen firefighters. It was a pretty big deal to get asked – a huge responsibility for Jett who plays on the Spartan 10 and Under team.
Jett made a great pitch and as the catcher stood up he removed his mask, revealing his identity. Little did Jett know that the person wearing the catcher’s mask was actually his dad, Joe, who has been overseas with the Navy for a whole year.
Jett screamed, “DAD!” and ran full speed into the arms of his dad. Jett’s sisters Alexa and Saylor -- as well as his mom, Melissa, then joined him in the big family hug at home plate. It was by far, the most memorable ballgame everybody in attendance had ever been a part of.
The homecoming was a little bittersweet. Jett’s family recently experienced the loss of Joe’s father. He passed away from a stroke 48 hours after Joe returned from deployment. The family has two weeks to spend together before Lieutenant Commander Joe Morris will go back to Virginia for four weeks and will then return to Naval Reserve Service in Arkansas. But still two whole weeks to get to be together.
Remember to say thanks this Memorial Day. And even though Joe hasn’t given the ultimate sacrifice for his country…he has sacrificed an awful lot…and so has his family – for this country – for us. Watch the reunion below. And That’s The Good Stuff.
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