Heartwarming Video Shows US Marine Officer Getting Her 1st Salute from Her Grandfather, Many are Emotional

Heartwarming Video Shows US Marine Officer Getting Her 1st Salute from Her Grandfather, Many are Emotional

  • A grandpa from the United States warmed hearts on social media when he gave his granddaughter her first salute after she was commissioned as a marine officer
  • In a video that made people emotional online, retired staff sergeant in the US Marine, James Williams, saluted 2nd lieutenant Charlotte Williams
  • After the symbolic salute, the old man requested permission to hug his granddaughter and this was granted

A video of a marine officer receiving her first salute from her grandfather has warmed hearts on social media.

In the video that was shared on Instagram by @globalpositivenews, a retired staff sergeant in the US Marine, James Williams, saluted 2nd lieutenant Charlotte Williams.

According to Insider, it is a tradition for a newly commissioned officer to receive a first salute, and in the case of 2nd Lt Williams, her granddad gave her the salute.

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The granddad and his granddaughter hugged tightly after the salute.
The granddad gave his granddaughter her first salute after she was commissioned into the US Marine. Photo credit: @globalpositivenews
Source: Instagram

Little Things reports that the first salute received is a symbolic final showing that that marine is now officially a marine down to the bone.

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After the granddad saluted his granddaughter, he said:

"Staff Sgt. Williams, requests permission, ma'am, to hug his granddaughter, 2nd Lt. Charlotte Williams."

Permission was granted and both grandfather and granddaughter hugged each other tightly.

Many react

Social media users were touched and they soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.

Instagram user with the handle @mrsloburns said:

"I’m a mess right now, that was so touching."

@nodr0gniv3k wrote:

"You know he is Proud Proud!!"

@_catherinesylvester_ commented:

"Tears. To. My. Eyes."

@omg_issheokay said:

"Whoa! That really got me! Thank you both for your service."

@compassionista123 wrote:

"Look, this page is going to STOP making me cry every single day at work lol. This is so beautiful and touching. You can just feel the love and pride he has for his grandchild."

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Father salutes newly commissioned son

Legit.ng previously reported that a father was very happy as his son got commissioned into the US military as a marine corps member.

To honour his son, Lt Fisher, he gave him his very first salute. During the ceremony, the dad commended his child on how he has been respectful to people. He added that he made his job as a parent easier.

Just when he was going to give Fisher the salute, the man cried as he struggled hard to hold back his tears. After the salute, he shook his hand in a military fashion before they finally hugged.

Source: Legit.ng

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