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A Waller family is cherishing every second right now. Just days before Veteran’s Day, they’ve been reunited. Their dad is back home safe from active duty, just in time for a special delivery.

It was supposed to be a Veteran’s Day program, a way for elementary school students to recognize Waller area veterans for their service. But it was a lot more than that to one member of the military and his family.

Patriotism is alive and well at Waller’s Holloman Elementary. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the school brought all 700 students into its multi-purpose room to recognize those who have served our country.

Then seven-year-old Krestyn and five-year-old Gavin were called up to help say the pledge of allegiance. Before they did, however, they got a huge surprise.

Their father, Army Specialist Ben Ivy had just arrived in from assignment in Virginia. The last time he saw the kids was July. The kids held on and refused to let go.

Source: Kevin Quinn for ABC News KTR.

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