Since World War I ended 95 years ago today, November 11th has been a day where Americans come together to celebrate and honor all military veterans, home or abroad, living or dead.
In that spirit, we're bringing you a Veteran's Day compilation of 15 of the very best military homecomings we've ever had the luxury of seeing.
We guarantee these photos, GIFs, and vids of true American heroes returning home to greet their friends, families, lovers, and even pets will have you in tears!
Surprise! He's already behind you!
Wow, Santa's looking fit! Wait, we see what you did there!!
Ellen DeGeneres helps an Army soldier surprise his wife:
Best. Baseball. Game. Ever.
Best. Football. Game. Ever.
Best. School. Day. Ever.
Even the East German judge gave this homecoming a "10."
How far did this puppy have to travel to fetch this guy?
Love and longing is clearly not about gender.
Did his mom help him make that sign? LOLz!!!
This happy woman knows how to pat a back!
Put us in, coach! We're ready to play!
Welcome home, sailor!
An airman surprises his lady and his puppy on Christmas Eve!
Here's a reason for everyone to cheer!
Happy Veteran's Day to everyone!