Sports military reunions

:LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: U.S. Army Captain Doug Cox reunites with his wife Corrie and their children after his return from duty in Afghanistan, prior to a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE 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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