Sports military reunions

As part of the team's annual "Salute to Service" game, the Detroit Lions welcomed Michigan native, Marine Captain Josh Munsee and his family for a surprise on-field homecoming between the first and second quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Today we take a moment to appreciate our freedoms that are and have been protected everyday by our military.

Sports teams around the country have helped these men and women surprise their families with incredibly emotional reunions. Today we celebrate the Fourth of July by honoring the men and women of the armed forces who have served and currently serve this country.

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