GRAND FORKS, ND — Graduation events are often celebrated with family members. But for some military family members, big events are often missed.
And other times, there’s a surprise.
Taylor Crafton, who was graduating from Grand Forks Central High School on Sunday, knew her father would not be in attendance, according to WDAZ.
Taylor’s father, Chris, is a member of the Air Force and had been deployed to Cuba months prior.
To keep Taylor’s father there in spirit, the family created a cardboard cutout of Chris, which went to prom with Taylor on Sunday and for graduation.
As it turns out, the cardboard cutout was not needed.