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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U.S. Marine Surprises His Grandmother at Restaurant

July 10, 2012


Soldier, Home From Afghanistan, Surprises Son at Church

July 09, 2012

A soldier returns home to surprise his son. This video was taken from the audience of Heart of the Springs church in Colorado Springs. Joseph and Melinda wanted to surprise their son with his return from Afghanistan one week early!


Army Sergeant Surprises Daughters at Brookfield Zoo’s Dolphin Presentation

June 29, 2012

Army Sergeant Keith Howse attended Brookfield Zoo’s 2:30 p.m. dolphin presentation today to surprise his two young daughters, Nataja and Jorja, who he has not seen for almost a year. For the past eight months, Sergeant Howse has been stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Howse’s daughters were called from the stands to assist in a special encounter with one of the dolphins during the presentation. The show’s narrator announced that their father is serving in Afghanistan and we wanted to make this day special for them. After the girls participated in the encounter, the narrator said that there is another surprise for the girls and she announced that their father is here. They went running to him. After the presentation, many guests went up to Sergeant Howse to thank him for his service to our country.

The family currently resides in Germany, but has planned this special homecoming in the Chicago area because of a wedding they will be attending. Sergeant Howse’s wife, Aja, is originally from the Chicago area and he is from East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sergeant Howse will be here for two weeks before having to return to Afghanistan for three more months.