Romney got emotional at a campaign stop Monday.
LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire (CNN) - Republican Mitt Romney got emotional at a New Hampshire campaign stop Monday, a day after the former Massachusetts governor choked up on NBC's Meet the Press.
Romney was relaying a story - one he tells often on the stump - about watching a soldier return home in a casket at Boston's Logan airport while he was governor.
"The soldiers that I was with stood at attention and saluted," Romney told the crowd. "And I put my hand on my heart, and tears begin to well in your eyes, as you can imagine in a circumstance like that. I have five boys of my own. I imagined what it would be like to lose a son in a situation like that," said the former Massachusetts governor, whose voice quivered noticeably.
"As I looked up there, every single hand was on every heart, and I recognized this is a nation that comes together and respects and reveres those who serve this great nation, and who joins in mourning when one of them is lost," Romney continued.
Romney's emotional display comes just one day after an appearance on "Meet the Press," during which the presidential hopeful was again visibly misty while discussing the 1978 decision of the Mormon Church to extend blacks full rights.
In the interview, Romney said, "I pulled over and literally wept, even to this day it's emotional. And so it's very deep and fundamental in my life and my most core beliefs that all people are children of God."
When asked about his recent emotional displays, Romney told reporters, "I'm a normal person. I have emotions just like anyone else and I'm not ashamed of that at all."
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla