Tuesday, August 10, 2010

8/11 Outdoor Wednesday # 83

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A heat index over 100 degrees did not stop people from attending a parade here recently honoring the members of the 48th Brigade and their return from Operation Enduring Freedom.

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They made their way down Cherry Street and were welcomed back from service in Afghanistan during a ceremony at City Hall.

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Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America saluted the troops…..

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Their salute during the National Anthem….

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The brigade’s commander welcomed the mayor "as a member of the tribe'' by dressing him in a traditional Afghan costume…..

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It was their day…. they are our heroes…..  My family and I appreciate them all……

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47 comments:

  1. Parades are always wonderful. It has been so hot. I am glad it didn't damper such a wonderful event!
    Sherry

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  2. I guess it's never too hot to welcome our guys home from over there. Just think how hot it is there!!! Thanks for posting this. It was a wonderful tribute to them!!

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  3. Thank heavens for the men and women who are willing to fight for freedom. . .wonderful post, it always gives me goosebumps to see them in uniform!

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  4. Gotta love a good parade filled with proud soldiers!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  5. A wonderful tribute to our soldiers and photos.

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  6. That is the way to welcome home our troops!

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  7. I'm sure the heat back home in the USA was a welcomed relief to anything they had to endure in Afghanistan. I, too, appreciate our military and all their sacrifices.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Susan.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2010/08/811-outdoor-wednesday-83.html

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  8. They are truly all heroes, Susan, and I'm very glad they got such a warm welcome home!

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  9. They are truly heroes! Such a nice welcome home parade!

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  10. God bless our troops. They certainly deserve a grand welcome home. Happy Outdoor Wednesday and thanks for having us. olive♥

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  11. God Bless our Service Men & Women. Wonderful post!

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  12. It is nice to see a parade in their honor. And a crowd to cheer!

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  13. How wonderful that they've made it home. I think I'm going to cry. God be with them all as they readjust to civilian life and reunite with their families.

    Tink *~*~*

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  14. This is a wonderful post, and it makes me proud to see. What a wonderful and WORTHY parade!

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  15. Susan, thank you for sharing this. They deserve this beautiful ceremony. I'm thankful for their service. I'm grateful that they returned home safely to their families.
    Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

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  16. Thanks for sharing the wonderful parade, and for hosting!

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  17. God bless our military! And thank you to them for our freedom!

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  18. Heroes, one and all. God bless our military and God Bless America.

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  19. Being the daughter of two military veterans, it's always chilling to me to see how a group is honored. Thanks for sharing this.

    Leaving you an award at Weezer's Haven.
    http://weezershaven.blogspot.com

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  20. hi susan,
    I was on vacation. I am so happy to live is the US. sorry to post twice, but #68 is incorrect. please delete.
    always enjoy Outdoor Wednesday
    betty
    xoxo My Cozy Corner

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  21. Hello. This is my first time linking up with Outdoor Wednesday. Thank you for hosting it. And, thank you for sharing your photos of such a glorious event. :-)

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  22. What a wonderful tribute to the men and women serving our country.

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  23. How I wish I could be outdoors today after two solid days of rain! Unfortunately I'm working. The doors are open though and I am working in a wildlife park so not so bad. I live near a Royal Marines base and we sometimes have these parades to welcome the boys home. Not so well attended or appreciated here though I think .

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  24. A grand parade for heroic soldiers!
    This should be the way for any returning soldier.

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  25. How wonderful that so many spectators turn out in spite of the intense heat,

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  26. We just got back from vacationing in Alaska and have some amazing photos. I linked up the ones of Mt. Mckinley as it is sooo impressive. (Also, I posted your badge in my sidebar) Thanks for hosting!

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  27. God love them and welcome back! What a great way to greet them!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  28. Very nice ceremony. thanks for posting that, we haven't seen anything quite like that here. I think everyone should be thankful for their sacrifices.

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  29. That's the perfect way to welcome home our troops! In San Diego, where my sons live, the people gather at the docks to welcome home the troops aboard ship and it brings tears to my eyes, but a parade...awesome!!

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  30. Great post, we salute them!!
    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

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  31. How great is this!!! Love seeing the Viet Nam Vets too. Your heart just takes a big leap on this one.
    Ann

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  32. Honouring our brave soldiers this way is the least we can do. They deserve all our thanks and respect for putting their lives on the line in the name of duty.
    Maggie

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  33. Great photos. I'm new here, have just added my entry to the list, and off to comment now on others' posts. Thanks!

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  34. That looks like so much fun!

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  35. Susan,
    Just seeing those soldiers in their uniforms gives me a thrill and when they are being honored it's even a bigger thrill. I love our troops!

    ~Jean

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  36. What a fabulous greeting. I always so enjoy your outdoor photos...so interesting and pretty.
    Thanks, Susan
    xo bj

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  37. great pictures what an amazing time

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  38. Great pictures. A welcome home is the least we can do for our soldiers. Thank you for hosting this event, Kathleen.

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  39. What a great tribute and great photos as well. Thanks for sharing this special day!

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  40. Hi Susan,

    I bet the 100 degrees didn't phase these folks that just returned...it's so blasted hot up here too...96 on this mountain ridge!

    Thanks so much for sharing these photos. It's always nice to see American citizens paying tribute to those that lay down their lives for our liberties and freedoms..I never take them for granted...they can disappear before our eyes when the wrong influence comes into the picture.

    Well...there ya go..you sure brought out my patriotism! I'm also the daughter of a retired military man.

    Drop by if you get a chance.

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  41. Wow, I'm impressed so many people came out in the heat! Makes you proud to be an American.

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  42. I think the fact that the heat didn't keep people away shows how much respect everyone has for our soldiers. That is a good thing.

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  43. I am so very proud of my home town Macon... thx for sharing the marvelous pix. I don't home that often..Take care

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  44. I appreciate them all too :) What wonderful pictures you got Susan! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes on FB! *big hugs*

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  45. What a fabulous event!! It seems that all too often anymore, our service men and women don't receive the thanks or honor they deserve. I can't recall hearing of any parades to honor returning soldiers, so how wonderful that your city has done that. They definitely deserve to be honored.

    Thank you for sharing,
    patti

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