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Air Force Sergeant Chris Weichman greets his daughters. (James Snook/Spokane Indians) After competing in a between-inning contest at a Minor League Baseball game, most fans leave the field with little more than a new t-shirt. At Monday evening's Spokane Indians game, however, the prize was infinitely more meaningful.

Air Force Sergeant Chris Weichman greets his daughters.  The girls were competing in a contest during a Spokane Indians minor league game when they were surprised by their father who has been overseas.

Sports military reunions

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.