Grab the tissues because you’ll be crying happy tears after this video of a local soldier surprising his family after deployment.
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During Military Appreciation Night at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, Dale Burke and her kids Katie, Leo, and Aubrey were playing an in-game contest. They were tasked with choosing a mystery prize behind the curtain or $100 in cash. They chose the mystery prize.
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The stakes were raised when they were offered $200 in cash or the mystery prize. The Burke’s stuck with the unknown, which turned out to be the best choice ever.
The curtain was pulled to reveal Army National Guard Sgt. Leonard Burke, returning home to his wife and kids after an 11-month deployment in Kuwait.
The Blue Jackets win was the cherry on top of an amazing night at Nationwide Arena.
Thank you, Sgt. Burke, and all the other men and women in uniform for your sacrifice and service.