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. Airman Surprises Mom at Family Christmas Party

January 03, 2013

“The lady in this video is my Aunt and the young man (Airman First Class John May) is her son. He’s 19 years old and is stationed in Wichita Falls, TX. He left home for basic training in August. This is a traditional family Christmas party, only this time he wouldn’t be able to attend. This was to be her first Christmas without her son; or so she thought. He told her he wasn’t able to come home and he wouldn’t be able to see her until February. We pre-wrapped the boxes and he stayed in my car until it was time for the big reveal. We devised a plan to get her into another room and were able to sneak him into the house without her knowledge. He wanted to surprise her, and along with the help of other family members, we were able to keep the homecoming a secret and make it a success!”

-Brittany P.


U.S. Soldier Surprises Wife and Son During Rose Parade

January 02, 2013

The best moment of the 2013 Rose Parade? An army sergeant who was deployed to Afghanistan stepped off a parade float to surprise his wife and young son, three months before his discharge date!


U.S. Marine Surprises Three Siblings on Christmas Eve

January 01, 2013

“I was about to go on deployment. My siblings believed that I would not be able to come home before deployment due to training and such. I got home the night before Christmas. We celebrated it on Christmas Eve. Only my mom and dad knew about me coming home! :)”

-Varion D.