On Thanksgiving, we always try to reflect on the many things to be thankful for. One of them is our brave men and women is the U.S. military. They make all of our freedoms, including celebrating holidays like Thanksgiving, possible.
But no one is more thankful for our military members than their families.
In the following video, we see soldier “Elias” returning home from Afghanistan right before Thanksgiving. He walks into his home past other friends and family members and makes a beeline to the kitchen to find his wife.
When she sees him, she drops to her knees in surprise, crying. They then embrace in a touching scene.
No one is more thankful for U.S. military members than their families
These kinds of military homecomings always touch the heart.
Here, soldier Dane Schmidt comes home after a year-long tour in Korea to surprise his wife.
Watch Airman Mike Ciuffoletti surprise his family before Christmas.
Here’s a young Marine surprising his parents on Thanksgiving Day.
This soldier surprises his entire family one by one.
The woman who filmed this inspiring video writes, “My little brother has been gone since early June, and my dad and I worked with him to surprise my mom and the rest of my family for Christmas. He convinced everyone he couldn’t get leave time approved. Hope everyone enjoys.”
This great video has been viewed over 19 million times and is a compilation purely of soldiers coming home to surprise their girlfriends.
Here’s an entire compilation of soldiers being reunited with their families.
On Thanksgiving and every day, Americans should always remember that we live in the greatest country in the world. And each and every day, we should be thankful for the brave soldiers who help keep it that way.