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Michael Strahan makes emotional appearance on show away from GMA

The star often participates in NFL coverage

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
November 13, 2022
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Fans of Michael Strahan may be itching for him to be back on Good Morning America since his recent trip to Canada, but he has a very valid reason to be away still.

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The star shared a glimpse of yet another adventure abroad he is on for a separate cable network, and one that holds a special place in his heart.

For Veterans' Day, the morning show host went all the way to Qatar, where he visited a U.S. army base and its soldiers.

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Michael took to Instagram to share a glimpse from the special trip, during which he filmed a television special for Fox's NFL Sunday in honor of Veterans' Day.

The video sees him with a somber look on his face recording a video selfie, and he pans the camera around to show a crowd of soldiers behind him, whose cheers promptly turned his serious face into a wide smile.

He captioned the clip with: "FOX NFL SUNDAY is live from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar with a two-hour show beginning RIGHT NOW in @NFLonFOX."

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Michael honored the nation's soliders

Fellow GMA host Ginger Zee extended her support by commenting a slew of praising hands emojis, as others wrote in the comments section: "No better look. Thank you," and: "My favorite show of the year. Thank you to everyone serving our country," as well as: "Love it. That gave me chills. Thank you to all serving and have served to protect our freedom," plus another fan wrote: "Wow! So wonderful Michael enjoying time with our beloved military."

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Veterans Day means quite a lot to Michael, as his father Gene Strahan, who passed away in 2020, served in the army for twenty-three years.

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The star penned a heartfelt tribute to his father who served in the army

The former football player penned a heartfelt tribute to him in honor of the holiday, sharing a photo of his father clad in uniform and writing: "My father and hero Maj. Gene W. Strahan, Sr. My dad served for 23 years in the army and was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division."

He added: "On #VeteransDay and every day I honor my father and all veterans and active service men and women who risked their lives to protect us."

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