Second grader Christiana Langston, 7, listens to her father, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Langston of 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, apologize for his absence Nov. 14 at Evans International Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. Christiana's mother, Cindy Langston, and 15-month old sister, Caelyn, stood by Christiana's side as her father's surprise message was played, as part of the evening's tribute to Veterans Day. The events also included lively musical presentations and an Army soldier's re-enlistment oath. "I'm sorry I couldn't be there tonight," said Langston. "I love you and I'll see you real soon." Roughly 400 soldiers from the Fort Carson unit deployed in February, assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, from Fort Shafter, Hawaii.