Dallas Man Welcomes Home our Soldiers!

@estherlou (5026)
United States
April 2, 2007 5:27pm CST
I got an email notice about this story. "Nearly every morning for the past year, Bert Brady has gone to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to welcome home troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Brady, a 69-year-old veteran, is a member of the Welcome Home a Hero program at the DFW airport. He and others are there to make sure every soldier who comes through Dallas gets a special homecoming." To read the rest and to see a great little video go here... https://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/welcome_hero.asp He knows what it felt like to not get a warm welcome home and is determined our men and women get the thanks and appreciation they deserve! Wow! What a story!
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@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
3 Apr 07
That is so sweet. And it is amazing how important that is to the people serving, especially ones far from their family. When my husband's best friend got back from his deployment a few weeks ago, my son and I went to meet him. He's not married and is far from home, so his family couldn't be there. There were guys from the shop there, to take him back to base and stuff. But he was still so happy to see me and the baby. He said it was great because we were there because we cared, not because we had to be.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I am proud of this man and would hope any of that can would attend and be sure to take care of the families and then men and women that do come home. We owe them alot to fight for us and our freedoms. They do a job and it is one heros are made of. Thanks for sharing this story since it does me good to hear of the good we do have in this country.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
There is a lady who was featured on our local TV station who personally goes to Fort Stewart and says goodbye to every soldier who is leaving on deployment. She is an elderly lady and according to one of the Fort Stewart officials she had hugged and said good luck to over 50,000 soldiers.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
2 Apr 07
That story brought tears to my eyes! How great! This man is a true hero. What a great thing to do- I bet their are soldiers who don't have people there to welcome them-- I went to the airport once when my friend came home from Iraq.. It was the most uplifting experience I have ever had- Lots of people cheering! hugging- My brother is in Iraq-- and when he comes home (his home) it will be in Kansas - we live in NY--- I know his wife and kdis will be there-- But wouldn't it be great if other people like Bert were there too! God Bless our soldiers past & Present!
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I've heard a lot about this program and have some friends who participate. I applaud each and every one! I've even had the good fortune to be at the airport a time or two to see the welcome given to our returning heroes. It's not an iota more than they deserve -- quite a bit less actually!
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