When soldiers come home, it strikes a chord.

Inside Edition has done its part to say thank you to all the veterans who serve our country with this compilation of clips of soldiers surprising loved ones by returning home.

From surprises on the diamond to an unexpected reunion at a traffic stop to a hockey game to a Christmas that will never be forgotten, it's always heartwarming to see these troops who lay their lives on the line deliver the best gift of all to their loved ones: themselves.

Happy Veterans Day to these brave souls. And thank you for your service.