Sports military reunions

GBOSTON - JULY 4: Family and friends rush into left field to greet Petty Officer Bridget Lydon of Squantum, Mass., when she surprised them by coming out from behind the giant American flag in front of the Green Monster during a pre game ceremony. Her family was on the mound watching a video about her, describing her overseas deployment when she appeared on the field unannounced. She had not been home for a visit since last October. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in an MLB regular season game at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe 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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