Sometimes we forget REAL Americans, bless 'em!

samzheresamzhere BannedPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
Reading the current Fox website story about a wife who surprised her hubby returning from his Afghan deployment. She'd lost over 100 pounds!

Which is a fun story, but watching the local news video of the homecoming at the airport, I saw dozens of relatives of the returnees waiting, all bearing "welcome home" signs, American flags, and so on. There were men, women, children, all of them REAL Americans.

Sometimes seeing only the crud on the news, we forget that there are genuine Americans by the millions. God bless 'em and the terrific troops.

Just had to say that...

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,253 Senior Member
    One of the really rewarding missions our Patriot Guard Riders do is a "welcome home" ride for returning military units in the area. We form a flag line for the servicemen to walk through on their way off whatever means of transportation they're using, and sometimes we ride escort to their home station with their convoy. Anytime we get to interact with living servicemen is a special event. Standing guard at the funeral of a fallen hero or an old veteran is an important part of what we do, but we really like those welcome home rides!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,409 Senior Member
    I'm with you Sam! My Cousin is coming home after 1.5yr as a Medic in AG. We are so proud and thankful, but still pray for those that are not so fortunate.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,563 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    One of the really rewarding missions our Patriot Guard Riders do is a "welcome home" ride for returning military units in the area. We form a flag line for the servicemen to walk through on their way off whatever means of transportation they're using, and sometimes we ride escort to their home station with their convoy. Anytime we get to interact with living servicemen is a special event. Standing guard at the funeral of a fallen hero or an old veteran is an important part of what we do, but we really like those welcome home rides!
    Jerry
    I have witnessed the PG Riders many times. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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