While often stressful, Thanksgiving travel reunites families

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) —  Flights coming in to T.F. Green Airport are full of travelers headed home for the holiday.

“This is our busiest Thanksgiving travel season that we’ve seen in the past ten years so we’re expecting a lot of people to be traveling, nearly 49 million people are going to be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday. Certainly bring a lot of patience with you, that’s one thing,” said Senior Manager of Public Affairs of AAA Southeast John Paul.

Jeremiah Richardson knows how to be patient. He waited six months to return home while stationed at Fort Lee Virginia with the National Guard.

“They’re waiting for me, I haven’t seen them in so long so I know there’s going to be all my sisters and brothers tearing up but I’m going to be holding it in because I’m Army Strong,” said Richardson.

The last six months and the family reunion have reminded Richardson what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving. “I am most thankful for my family and the support. It gets tough and stressful when I’m away from home for the first time in our lives so I appreciate that.”

Richardson will be home for two months.

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