ST. LOUIS- Early Tuesday morning, a dozen St. Louisans, stuck in the middle of an international conflict, got the chance to finally come home.
The teenage acrobatics group "Circus Harmony" was supposed to return from Israel last week. But, they ended up staying another week in the Middle Eastern country when the FAA temporarily suspended all air travel between Israel and the United States.
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The group's flight got in around 9:30 a.m. Loved ones stood at the Lambert St. Louis-International Airport security gates for close to an hour to see their friends and family.
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Circus Harmony member Nick Dotson told NewsChannel 5 it was great to reconnect with his family after being away.
"It was unbelieveable, I've never been away from my mom and dad this long," he said.
But, members said they enjoyed the extra week they spent away. They said the got the chance to learn even more about Israel.