ARLINGTON--There were a few extra flags flying at Six Flags over Texas on Friday.
The flags of all American armed services were on display for the July Fourth Fest. Five Hearts of Valor recipients and their families got to spend a day in the park.
"Ever since I was six years old, (when) I saw a picture of my dad in uniform in Vietnam, that's all I ever wanted to do was be in the military," said Justin Bryant, who recently retired from the U.S. Army.
It's all thanks to Operation Homefront, which helps troops when they get back home from a war zone.
The event was a passing of the torch, of sorts.
The park hosted a swearing-in ceremony for 20 Air Force cadets, like Ryan Stone.
"Ever since I was a little kid, I actually wanted to be a pilot," Stone said. "And through the Air Force, hopefully, I can be a pilot."
He heads off to boot camp in September, just one more American dedicated to serving America.