A Michigan #NationalGuard #Soldier welcomed home by his daughter after a year in Afghanistan.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.

Delaware Army National Guard by The National Guard, via Flickr

CT National Guard prayers for Newtown by The National Guard, via Flickr

Welcome home by The U.S. Army, via Flickr

A mothers love by The U.S. Army, via Flickr

Delaware Air National Guard by The National Guard, via Flickr

An Oklahoma #NationalGuard #Soldier prepares to leave for a deployment to Afghanistan.

Operation Toy Drop 2012 by The U.S. Army, via Flickr

Wave crash, via Flickr.

A young Marine just home for the holidays from Afghanistan stands at attention as his one and a half year old daughter hugs her daddy's legs

Fighting position by The U.S. Army, via Flickr