Soldier returns from Afghanistan to surprise his kids at school in Denver

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Sgt. Cedrick James, who is stationed in Seattle, just came ‘back to the world’ this week and Friday he made a surprise visit to his kids’ classes at Samuels Elementary School in Denver.

“I have been in Afghanistan since last July,” said the Sargent. “It’s been a very long time to be away from my babies, I’ve missed them so much.”

While he says he looked in on them late Thursday night, they were so “Valentined-out” they didn’t even see dad, so when he showed up at school, the surprise was overwhelming for dad and kids.

“Cedric II and Aiyanna are the loves of my life, I just wanted to come to school and take them to lunch right in the cafeteria,” said James.

And that is just what he did. The dad led prayers over their lunch with kids gathering around, asking where James had been stationed and what he did in the war.

There were kisses and hugs for everyone and thanks by students and teachers alike for the service Sgt. Cedrick James is giving for our freedom. A true Valentine’s homecoming right here in Denver!

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