4 Heartwarming Christmas Surprises From Servicemen Home for the Holdiays

By Daniel He
Daniel He
Daniel He
December 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Being home for the holidays” never gets old. Especially for loved ones in the military, who are away for months and only get to be home for a few precious days. For those of us who haven’t experienced it firsthand, it is hard to understand just how much these families sacrifice and how precious it is to have the family home for the holidays. 


Colonel Surprises Kids for Christmas

Col. Scott Edwards surprises his three boys at their school, a surprise his wife planned for 3 months. 


Dad Gives Ultimate Christmas Surprise

What’s better than your dad popping out of a Christmas gift box at your school during a pep rally?


Elizabethtown Soldier Surprises Children for Christmas

Even though it’s just for a week, every moment is worth cherishing. Make memories happen. 



Soldier Surprises Little Sisters for Christmas

The love of siblings is strong in this one. There’s nothing like getting your wish granted, and seeing your family at the same time.

(*Family welcoming husband home image via Shutterstock)

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