Word was out in mid-February that Elvis would soon be getting out of the Army and returning to the USA. There was excitement everywhere in Memphis. The radio disc jockeys played Elvis songs and reminded the kids that the King would soon return. The kids were all abuzz and traffic in front of Graceland began to increase. Everyone was very excited.
Elvis arrived back in the USA on March 2, 1960, and the next day arrived in New Jersey, where he boarded a train and began the journey back home to Memphis. It was a school day, and after school I came home to watch Dick Clark, because American Bandstand was supposed to show film of Elvis' return. But it was very cold that day, and that was the excuse used for not airing Elvis arrival film.
Crowds gathered along the train trip that brought Elvis back to Memphis. Elvis reportedly came out of the train periodically and waved to the onlookers.
It was snowing on the morning that Elvis arrived in Memphis. There was about an inch of snow and the temperature was in the thirties. Elvis arrived on the morning of March 7, 1960 at Union Station, where about 200 fans waited. It was a school day so most of the kids weren't able to go to greet Elvis. He greeted the fans who did make it out to greet him, then was swooped away by his friend, the Police Chief of Memphis, who drove him home to Graceland. The King was home.