Soldier surprises mother at Concerts on the Square after 2 years away from home

Welcome home Staff Sgt. Taylor Sanford
Soldier surprises mother at Concerts on the Square after 2 years away from home

Lisa Schmid was just planning on attending Concerts on the Square on Thursday evening; she wasn’t expecting a special surprise.

Her son, Airforce Staff Sgt. Taylor Sanford, sat down next to her and said “Hi guys.” Schmid was shocked and immediately stood up to give her son a hug.

Ray Schmid, Sanford’s stepfather, was also excited to see him. The surprise was planned by Sanford’s father, Dough Pollard, and cousin, Amber Finberg.

This is the first time Taylor has been home in Madison in two and a half years. He is stationed in London and did a tour in the Middle East.

Welcome home, Taylor.