Soldier Returns from Overseas, Surprises His Kids at School
MADISON, AL (WZDX) - Two children got the surprise of their life at school Wednesday from their own father.
Major Christopher Emery, who's home from serving overseas, surprised his daughter Madison and son Austin in front of a packed auditorium at Mill Creek Elementary. Neither of them knew their father was waiting backstage. It took them a moment to realize what was going on before running to the stage.
"I hadn't surprised them like this before. They are older and I think they appreciate it more. It seemed like they missed me more this time," said Emery.
Major Emery served in Afghanistan four times, but this was his first big homecoming.