Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
On Wednesday, February 29, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host a dinner at the White House to honor our Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and to honor their families. This dinner --- an expression of the nation's gratitude for the achievements and enormous sacrifices of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War and of the families who supported them --- will include men and women in uniform from all ranks, services, states and backgrounds, representative of the many thousands of Americans who served in Iraq. President and First Lady Host Dinner Honoring Troops Who Served in Iraq | The White House.
Captain Brian D. Hartman has been invited to represent the state of Arizona at the dinner on Feb. 29 at the White House. Ariz. soldier invited to White House dinner - Tucson News Now. "Captain Brian D. Hartman was chosen to represent more than a million service members and their families who served and made personal sacrifices in support of operations in Iraq. Hartman, from San Manuel, was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his service in Iraq."
You will recall that a "Welcome Home" Parade for Iraq War troops was held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in St. Louis. Thousands turned out to watch the first big welcome home parade in the U.S. since the last troops left Iraq in December.
Now the City of Tucson will host a "Welcome Home" Parade for Iraq War troops and all veterans on Saturday, March 31. Support the troops in a 'Welcome Home' parade March 31:
The City of Tucson Veterans' Affairs Committee is hosting a 'Welcome Home' parade for any and all veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown Tucson. All parade viewers are encouraged to bring their very own 'red, white and blue' to wave to welcome home these brave military heroes.
Though the parade will focus on current returning veterans, those from Iraq and Afghanistan, all veterans are encouraged to participate!
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The parade route will start north on Stone Avenue and continue on Pennington Street, then move west on Franklin street turning south on Main Avenue, east on Alameda Street, and south on Church to end up back on Pennington. The end of the parade will be at Stone and Pennington.
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For more information, please contact Alan Toppel at (520) 495-7064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a chance for Southern Arizonans to express the gratitude of the nation for the achievements and enormous sacrifices of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War and of the families who supported them. Let's do our nation proud, people!