Friday, May 21, 2010

Welcome Home American Soldiers


















On the afternoon of April 18, 2010, I crossed town for a special time. I met up with some of our Patriot Guard Rider friends and members of the community to welcome home our Army men and women that had been deployed in Iraq for at least 6 months. There were yellow ribbons tied on trees and signs coming through town. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw them.



The fire department raised a flag over the street from it's little bag. The members of the community kept coming and so did family members til the sidewalks were full of people with flags and welcome home signs. A happy occasion~~happy tears flowing!! Three buses were escorted by our state police, PGR, sheriff department, and city police including a few not from our town. What a procession! We thank everyone who made this a safe and successful return home. I didn't know anybody in this group. We'd hoped our friend Jeff, would be there but he wasn't home til a few days later. I wondered what the soldiers were thinking when they saw the yellow ribbons, flag and people lining the street. I'm sure they were happy and maybe in awe of a crowd for welcoming them home. It would be sad if they weren't greeted.


It's good to have our soldiers home again.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, IN MANY WAYS! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

1 comment:

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Welcome Home indeed! I love those Patriot riders and the two ladder trucks forming the arch is quite a sight!