SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — In honor of Veterans Day, some elementary school students thought they were going to see a taped message from their older brother, who is stationed in California.
What they got instead was a surprise they'll never forget.
Lance Cpl. Brandon Williamson flew home from Camp Pendleton to surprise his younger brother and sister, who were performing in a concert honoring veterans at Dooley Elementary School in Schaumburg.
As the taped messaged played, Williamson walked in to surprise Mikey and Mia. Through hugs and tears, the family said they were so happy to be back together.
“I’m so grateful that I get to be here and see them,” Williamson said.