Home at Last!

By www.Army.milJuly 20, 2007

The sign says it all.
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A veteran from Operation Desert Storm welcomes the Soldiers home.
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A Soldier gets a happy hug.
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Tears of joy are shed.
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A loved one finds her Soldier.
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Soldiers are greeted by friends, families and well-wishers.
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The buses of Soldiers are in sight and for friends and loved ones the waiting will soon be over.
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The buses get closer.
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Family members decorate vehicles as they await arrival of their Soldiers.
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Soldiers stoop to kiss the ground after they arrive in Minnesota from Iraq.
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A Soldier's furry friend remembers him.
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