Soldier welcomed home from 9 months overseas with a surprise 100-car parade

For nine months, Army Lt. Colonel Rob Movshin had been serving with the Army National Guard in Kosovo. A few weeks ago he was able to return home to the United States, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was unable to return home to his family.

Instead of going straight to his loved ones in New Jersey, he had to quarantine in New Mexico for two weeks.

“It was interesting. Being quarantined in the military is easier than in civilian life as we are used to following rules, having structure and we were in the middle of a desert,” Rob told

While Rob was in New Mexico, his wife devised a plan at home.

Rob’s wife, Diane, reached out to family and friends to see if they’d be willing to participate in a little parade for her husband when he finally returned home.

The response was overwhelming.

“I thought it was just going to be a couple of cars and a few neighbors.”

But it was more than just a few neighbors. An estimated 100 vehicles that included friends, family, first responders, and even township officials paraded through the family’s neighborhood to welcome Rob home.

“I had my 15 minutes of fame. It was humbling,” Rob told local media. “I don’t deserve this, but my wife said ‘Yes, you do.'”

Welcome home, Rob! And thank you for your service. You deserve every moment of this special parade.

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