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Old 01-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #16
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I saw your video a while ago somehow...I can't remember where it was posted. It brought tears to my eyes.

Reading the story behind it has me bawling. So so awesome!

Thanks to your husband for his service and to you & your family for all your sacrifices!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #17
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Totally cried my eyes out!!!! What a welcome!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:51 AM   #18
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Awesome.
How on earth did you plan anything? My DH's R&R & homecoming dates changed sooooooooooooo often & so much that I had no idea when he was coming home. I got a call a few hours before they arrived back at armory late at night. I was only able to round up a few friends to join me in welcoming him home. Its was too late at night / early am for elderly family to drive & wait for them to arrive.

I couldn't plan anything for fear of him not being there. I wanted to meet him in Germany on R&R, but was afraid he would not arrive & I would be there all by myself. Other wives talked me out of planning any type of trip.

Glad it worked out for you.

Oh, and love your free Build-A-Sign banner. Several of us from the unit used them also for our free welcome home banner. Loved it. Really customized his with photo, unit icon, deployment tour & dates. A real keepsake.


FYI, we are in MA also.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #19
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What a great surprise for your children. I sit here crying as I type. What an amazing homecoming.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #20
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Awesome.
How on earth did you plan anything? My DH's R&R & homecoming dates changed sooooooooooooo often & so much that I had no idea when he was coming home. I got a call a few hours before they arrived back at armory late at night. I was only able to round up a few friends to join me in welcoming him home. Its was too late at night / early am for elderly family to drive & wait for them to arrive.

I couldn't plan anything for fear of him not being there. I wanted to meet him in Germany on R&R, but was afraid he would not arrive & I would be there all by myself. Other wives talked me out of planning any type of trip.

Glad it worked out for you.

Oh, and love your free Build-A-Sign banner. Several of us from the unit used them also for our free welcome home banner. Loved it. Really customized his with photo, unit icon, deployment tour & dates. A real keepsake.


FYI, we are in MA also.
Oh boy, the planning was hard. Our dates changed twice, but Disney was able to accommodate the date changes. They were really awesome about this. DH also got a confirmed leave Afghanistan date from his unit. Special forces, so not as hard to do. He already had his replacement there and had been training him for the job. Flight delays, working an extra week or two... but somehow we managed to pull it off. Disney was a great help with that.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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I'm glad the DISer took the video so we could see the entrance of your hubby. It was amazing!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #22
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I'm glad the DISer took the video so we could see the entrance of your hubby. It was amazing!!
I'm very happy for that, too! You'd think they (disney) would have got that on video, and not focused so much on us, as they knew what was happening. But I'm glad we have as much as we do.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #23
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I received this message today....

Your awesome surprise homecoming video...
Hello Melissa! I work for a popular website called WelcomeHomeBlog.com. We feature surprise military homecoming videos from families of the armed forces, and have been featured on CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America and many more.

We came across your wonderful video of the Disney surprise homecoming. We were hoping that you would give us permission to edit the video down and share it with our followers/subscribers by uploading it to our website/channel. We think they would absolutely LOVE the heartwarming clip!

Let me know if this is something you would be okay with, and if so, can you tell me any more details about the surprise. The more info, the better!

Thanks, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at welcomehomeblog@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully sharing your video on the blog and with our major media partners.

Thanks,
Chase and WelcomeHomeBlog.com
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #24
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I received this message today....

Your awesome surprise homecoming video...
Hello Melissa! I work for a popular website called WelcomeHomeBlog.com. We feature surprise military homecoming videos from families of the armed forces, and have been featured on CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America and many more.

We came across your wonderful video of the Disney surprise homecoming. We were hoping that you would give us permission to edit the video down and share it with our followers/subscribers by uploading it to our website/channel. We think they would absolutely LOVE the heartwarming clip!

Let me know if this is something you would be okay with, and if so, can you tell me any more details about the surprise. The more info, the better!

Thanks, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at welcomehomeblog@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully sharing your video on the blog and with our major media partners.

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Melissa, that's great! I know how hard you worked at setting this up with Disney (I remember your posts from our Dec 2012 roll call thread)! Let us know if you have it posted on the WelcomeHomeBlog's web site!
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Friends!! We've been featured on welcomehomeblog.com!!! http://welcomehomeblog.com/2013/01/2...rld-flash-mob/
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:20 AM   #26
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So happy for your family and thankful for your husband and so many like him.
I loved the still shots even more than the video. So Sweet!
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