Ceremonies are for the damn birds, according to one little girl who couldn't wait to hug her dad after eight long months apart.
Standing in formation, Daniel Oglesby bent down to hug his tiny daughter before directing her back to her mother.
He told KKTV,
She was excited. She spotted me from a couple rows back, and she couldn't contain herself. I wasn't gonna tell her 'no.'
Oglesby was one of 300 soldiers to return home from the Middle East this week.
Sorry, national heroes. Sorry, tradition. This patriotic peanut missed her dad and will march her golden sparkle boots wherever she pleases.