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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Every year on the anniversary of the end of the first World War, America celebrates the men and women who have served their country in the military.

The vast majority of the estimated .5 percent of our population on active duty at some point since September 11, 2001 returned safely. But along with them, their families also bore the brunt of the uncertainty and worry that come from putting our armed forces in harm’s way, along with the endless waiting for that moment their loved ones would return home.

The joy that those reunited families have shared has given birth to a new genre of highly emotional videos shared with millions online: the surprise homecoming.

We’re honoring our veterans this year with this collection of homecoming videos guaranteed to test your ability to not generate tears. If you’re so moved, here is a list of highly rated veterans charities.

And let us know in the comments if there are any classic homecoming videos we’ve missed.

Happy Thanksgiving

The Spelling Bee

A Home Run

Up On The Big Screen

Welcome Home

Surprise Homecoming


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  • Bill Thompson

    Enough is enough I want to see all these men and women home with their families and get on with their life. The pain and misery these wars have cased both at home and abroad cannot be diminished. The limited time we get to spend with our children can never be regained, get these people home now. I can only hope that once they are reunited, their lives will mesh in a meaningful way and they will not have to deal with the long lasting pain and sorrow that these wars so often course.