A group of high school students from the Shenandoah Valley took a trip that even they won’t soon forget.
Olivia Granda told the News & Advance of Hagerstown, Md., that her trips on the Glenn L. Martin Airforce Base were canceled because of the partial government shutdown.
When the shutdown ended, the group flew back to the Middle Atlantic region with military members from multiple branches from all around the country.
One of the members in the group, United States Air Force Sgt. 1st Class Jenna Marsetter, wanted Olivia’s mother to be there during the reunion.
Olivia insisted on going with her mom, Karen Granda, and her best friend — Tiffany Garnes — who was also a stranded student.
According to the Hagerstown paper, when the group returned to Virginia, they are believed to have spent 24 hours of falling in love.
“I think our first night of sleeping all in a bed together was probably the best night of our lives,” Garnes said.
Granda said the day went from hoping to get on the flight to hoping it could happen. Then, she says it didn’t matter if they were ready or not.
The group was worried it would never happen, because of the government shutdown.
FOX NEWS contributed to this report.