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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Woman Surprised by Her Soldier Husband on the Ellen Show

December 25, 2012

Sarah Cascone was at the Ellen Degeneres show for a taping. She had no idea she was about to be on the show, or that her fiancé was back from Afghanistan to surprise her!

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U.S. Army Specialist Surprises His Mom & Step Dad for Christmas

December 20, 2012

“My brother, Kyle, wasn’t supposed to come home from Afghanistan until mid-January, but (little did my parents know) he was actually coming home for Christmas! We plotted and planned for months. After much debate over how we should surprise them, we decided on this course of action. It couldn’t have gone better!

When my brother got home late Friday night, I had to hide him for the weekend until Monday (the day of the surprise). The previous week, I had called my step dad’s boss and told him about our plan. He suggested we walk into a morning meeting that they have daily. Monday morning came and we got into a limo to go to my step dad’s work. Then we walked into the meeting to surprise him, as you see in the video.

Next, we kidnapped him and got back into the limo. My mother, my aunts and my daughter were just getting home from Disney, so we knew we had to surprise them upon their return at the airport. My aunt was in on it, so she was able to let us know when they were approaching. Boy, were they shocked! Everything was perfect, and now my mother actually looks forward to Christmas again since my little brother is home safe!”



U.S. Army Soldier Surprises Sister & Mom Just in Time for Christmas

December 19, 2012

“I left for basic in April. I had been away from home for 8 months. After basic, I went to Ft. Sam Houston for training, then in November I went to Ft. Lee for more training. Well, I got to come home for Christmas break on the 17th of December. I told my mom and sister that I couldn’t come home until the 20th by bus. So, I got with my uncle about a month before and planned out the surprise… He would come pick me up, and I’d wait at my grandma’s house. My grandma would then invite my mom and sister to her house for dinner. My sister got there first with her boyfriend, and then mom came in about 30 min later. Everything worked out flawlessly, exactly as planned.

As time drew nearer for my sister to show up, I was a nervous wreck with anticipation. I was pacing the floors, fighting the butterflies, and barely able to contain myself. When my sister finally showed up, I ran to the bathroom. I was shaking I was so nervous and excited. As I walked out of the bathroom to stand behind her, I could hardly stand it. When she turned around and she saw me, it was incredible. I hugged her so tight I thought I might hurt her. It was an even better reaction than I had hoped for. When mom finally got there, it was the same thing. Standing in the bathroom… barely able to breathe. I knew she would have the biggest reaction, so I’m glad she ended up being last. It was definitely worth every lie I had to tell them. I absolutely love to surprise them!”

-Chris G.

WARNING: A little bit of adult language in this one.