Sports military reunions

7BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 12: Lieutenant Charlie Jacobs returns from Afghanistan and surprises his parents during the ceremonial puck drop before the game of the Boston Bruins against the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Garden on November 12, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via 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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