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A big welcome planned for the 48th Brigade

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Veterans of previous wars are working to make sure south Georgia troops who recently returned from Afghanistan get the welcome home they deserve.

The Albany VFW is hosting a welcome home celebration for members of the 48th Brigade attached to the Albany Armory Saturday.

After a brief ceremony at the National Guard Armory, they want people from to line the streets from the Armory to the VFW on Philema Road to show their support and thanks for all the troops have done to serve our country. 

"During Iraq, we gave them a big welcome home party," said VFW Vice Commander Paul Murray. "We had yellow ribbons strung from Ft. Stewart, Savannah, all the way over to here and this time they came back in segments and were debriefed at Ft. Stewart so they never got a formal welcome home party."

There will also be a motorcycle escort from the Armory to the VFW.

Murray wants as many motorcyclists as possible to participate. To do that, meet at the VFW at 11:00AM on Saturday.

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