28 Sep '14, 6pm

This will melt your heart... #USA #Military

Every military redeployment (or “Coming Home”) ceremony comes complete with standard protocol. Families eagerly wait (and believe me: they wait… and wait… and wait) for their soldier until they march in formation to the receiving area. The national anthem is played. Prayers are offered. A receiving commander says a few words about the mission. Sometimes colors (flags) are uncased. And the whole time, families are looking for their soldier, but they must wait. So close, and yet so far. And then the soldiers are officially dismissed. But 3-year-old Cooper Waldvogel had had enough of waiting. His mother had served for 9 months in Afghanistan with her National Guard unit. And directly before that, his father had been deployed with his unit, USA Today reports . So Cooper, without a care in the world for military protocol, ran to his mom, jumping into her arms and hugging her wi...

Full article: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/09/178672-mom-returns-deploy...

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