Elijah Jones was called out as “Most Improved” at a reading event in his school library. But the biggest surprise came when his godfather, Staff Sergeant Jarayle Williams, who is a father figure to Elijah, came home from Afghanistan and was able to present the award to him. It’s been 2 years since Elijah has seen Sgt. Williams, a twelve-year veteran, in person.
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6-year-old Brooke proudly explained her dad’s job as a military veteran as she stood in front of her elementary school peers.
"My husband came home yesterday and decided to surprise the boys. Big thanks to the USO for helping us with the surprise and a bigger thank you to all of our family, friends, and customers that have been so supportive over the last 6 months!"
A Washington family shared their homecoming reunion at James McGee Elementary a few hours after the excited mom's plane touched down.