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. Army Soldier Surprises Family by Coming Home from Afghanistan

November 21, 2011


U.S. Soldier Surprises His Son by Picking Him Up After School

November 18, 2011

“After a long deployment, all a soldier wants is to come home. And all his family wants is to be in his arms again. I told my son that he was getting a surprise after school, but he had no idea that it was his dad getting home from Afghanistan. Everyone in the school knew, and they were happy to watch their reunion, especially his teacher! :-). I really love this video!!”



Soldier, Home from Afghanistan, Surprises Daughters by Hiding in a Box

November 17, 2011

“Here is a video of my husband, Spc. Richard Shipman, home on leave from after 6 months in Afghanistan. He wanted to surprise our daughters Erin (4) and Aubrey (2) after I picked them up from school. For a week, I told the girls that daddy was sending a really big box home with gifts inside. They looked for it every day. When daddy jumped out of the box, poor little Aubrey was in shock, but Erin made the video! She was soooooooooo excited to see her daddy!”

-Barbara Shipman