A Special Homecoming
You've probably seen yellow ribbons scattered throughout Lincoln. A tribute to our local soldiers. But tomorrow's welcome home ceremony will feature something new – enough balloons to fill an entire room.
365 balloons, one balloon for everyday their loved ones have been deployed. Tomorrow the first batch of soldiers with the 134th calvary are returning home after spending a year in Afghanistan.
To help welcome them home, this group spent the afternoon blowing up and stringing together red, white and blue balloons at the end of the homecoming ceremony, they'll be released in the sky – marking the end of their duty overseas.
Laura Whitaker says, “the farewell ceremony is great but then the homecoming is not overwhelming but they're really grateful to see all the support.”
With an assembly line in place, there's no stopping excited family and friends because in less than 12 hours, they'll be reunited with their soldiers once again.
The homecoming ceremony will take place tomorrow morning at Lincoln East high school. The soldiers are expected to arrive around 9:30. The rest of the unit will return home early next week.