HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A local Airman is home just in time for Veterans Day, and a local school helped him plan the perfect way to surprise his family.
Monday, Blossomwood Elementary School held its annual program to honor veterans.
A special attendee, Lt. Col. Jon Shultz, was waiting outside the assembly. A few people were in on the secret, including Mary Scott Hunter, State Board of Education Member. She's also his wife.
The school brought the couple's children to the floor.
Shultz has been in Afghanistan for six months. He's a member of the 100th Fighter Squadron out of Montgomery, Alabama's Air National Guard unit.
His kids were expecting to see him Thursday, but he got in early Sunday morning.
The principal made the announcement and Shultz entered the gymnasium to cheers. His children and wife ran to hug him!
Lt. Col. Shultz has been in the military for 19 years, and says he plans to retire next year.