Regardless of political stance, no one can deny the joy felt upon seeing our troops coming home safely. Welcome Home Blog celebrates these amazing military homecoming reunions. Visit daily for heartwarming stories, videos & pictures of members of our armed forces returning home to surprise their families & friends.

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Military Dad Coming Home from Afghanistan Meets Baby Daughter for First Time

May 17, 2012

We featured this video a long, long time ago, but it is so touching that we want to share it again. Here is what Dan had to say:

“My name is LT Daniel Haws and I am a dentist in the US Navy. I was recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I left home with my wife 5 weeks away from having our first kid. After 5 weeks of deployment, my wife gave birth to our daughter. We gave her the middle name of “May” because it was the month we expected that I would return home. Many months later, in the month of May, I began my return home from a safe and successful deployment. A close family friend of ours was able to catch on film the exciting day of my return home to meet my new daughter for the first time. Mixing his footage with some of my own, it’s exciting how the moment builds for my family and I on that special day. This film does a great job of depicting what our troops and families go through on the emotional day of our return home.”

-Dan Haws


U.S. Marine Gets Surprised by His 8-Year-Old Little Sister

May 14, 2012

We show many videos of servicemen and women surprising their families, but it’s a special treat when we receive a video that’s the other way around! Here is what Barbara had to say about her video:

“This is a video of my Marine son getting surprised by his little sister. My son-in-law took my 8-year-old daughter with him to deliver my son’s motorcycle to him in AZ. Our Marine did not know that his little sister was coming. This video is of when he found out! :)”

-Barbara W.


6-Year-Old Boy with Cerebral Palsy Walks to His U.S. Marine Father for the First Time

May 09, 2012

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!”

-Melissa C.

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