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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Soldier Surprises Little Brother at Restaurant

September 15, 2014

I am a single father. Have raised my daughter on my own with full custody and she graduated last year. Her little brother (10 years younger) and her were figuratively attached at the hip. She wouldn’t even go on dates in high school unless they were ok with him tagging along. She was his best friend and spent every moment of her life with him. Well last year after she graduated she left for the army. A few weeks ago she finally got a 2 day leave to come home and visit. I had seen her earlier (he was in school) and she gave me a “My Sister My Hero” dogtag to give him as a gift. And she was going to be with her grandparents the afternoon he got out of school (my parents). So we decided she would surprise him while I took him out to dinner. When he got home from school I gave him the dogtag and he started crying about missing her so I clicked the voice recorder on my phone as I tried to get him to stop crying so we could go eat dinner (and surprise him). Their grandparents got to the restaurant (we were inside eating) and started the video camera as she sat down next to her brother for the first time since she left. He lost it.
-Michael Beck

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Injured War Heroes Return Home To Talk To High School Students

September 12, 2014

Gretna High School students bearing American flags lined the main entrance way Thursday to welcome SGT. Major Brad Kasal (Marine Corps) and Explosives Ordinance Tech Taylor Morris (Navy).

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Sailor Surprises Father at the Top of Pikes Peak

September 12, 2014

My best friend Lisa coming home from the Navy she had to fly all the way from Romania to surprise her family.

-Katrina Lucas

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