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The two kids thought they were simply seeing a magic show on Military Appreciation Day. Little did they know, the show was for them.

You sacrifice for us.
You protect us.
You are my hero.
Thank you.

Daisy the dog was the help this Marine Corps veteran needed to manage his PTSD. Then she did something more: she helped John get a job.

There was nothing more terrifying than seeing a fire in his rearview mirror. And nothing more unbelievable than the outpouring of support.

This Coast Guard was in the middle of his own beachside wedding when an emergency stole him away from his new bride.

Tara's heart stopped for 20 minutes, resulting in an injury that left her life in pieces. She found healing in the art of putting things together.

These two boys prayed for their Papa to come home from deployment. “God listened!”

An injury on duty left this Army veteran in extreme pain. He channeled that pain and turned it beautifully frozen art.

When this Marine wanted to give up, her dad's words reminded her that she couldn't let the enemy win.

This Marine Corps veteran was convinced he wouldn’t wake up from his final surgery. But he felt a calling from God to help “the least, the lost, and the last.”

This Coast Guard Chief met Magdalene on one of the worst days of her life. Then he made it a little better.

This Navy lieutenant taught people how to fly Stearmans during WWII. Decades later, he's getting a flight back in time.

This toddler had only seen his Airman mom on video chat for the last 6 months. This is the moment he finally saw her in person.

We’re a rollercoaster of emotions watching our favorite homecomings of our men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To our men and women who protect our country, thank you. We can't wait to have you home.

An entire baseball stadium was rooting for this kid to select the winning case. But the real grand prize didn't fit in one.

This baby has the cutest reaction to seeing his daddy doll in his Army uniform.

This first pitch isn't about baseball. It's about a military hero regaining his sense of independence.

This soldier made a plea to God to get him home to his wife and baby.

We’re a ball of nerves watching this 95-year-old Air Force veteran inch his way to the edge of the diving board.

This Airman is a ball of nerves because he's about to see his family for the first time in five whole years.

He knew if he ever got the call to save someone's life, it was meant to be.

Rodney asked God to tell him his purpose. He found it when he saw an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn.

They were terrified when their toddler began choking. Their Marine neighbor knew exactly what to do.

He was fighting for his life so he could fight for the country.

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