An openly gay military couple made waves on the Internet in 2016 when they shared an adorable photo of their small intimate wedding ceremony on The American Military Partner Association‘s Facebook page.
Spc. Shane Adriano and Pfc. Tristian Resz held their nuptials at the courthouse in Springfield, Missouri, on Feb. 11 and plan to move together to Waynesville, Missouri. The photo gained traction immediately after being posted to the AMPA’s Facebook page. “A huge number of people found this to be a historical day for them,” Adriano said “After it all went viral, we both have received numerous amounts of messages of ‘thank you’ and stories told to us by prior service members about how they knew this day would come. They are proud, excited, and grateful that they are still alive to see this story.”