By Good News Network Friday, March 16, 2012
Every day in the past 8 years, more than 100 US soldiers passed through the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on their way home for two weeks of rest and recuperation. Each soldier was greeted with applause and hearty handshakes from volunteer "greeters" who traveled to the airport just to show their thanks.
On Wednesday, more than a thousand greeters delivered a thunderous welcome, along with flowers and high-fives, to the 230 troops aboard the final arriving military charter that will use DFW airport, ending the unique Texas “Welcome Home A Hero” program
As military troop reductions continue overseas, the United States Army is ending its charter flights to DFW, consolidating the fewer flights instead to Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Following the final arrival Wednesday, the U.S. Army and the Airport paid tribute to the volunteers who turned their affectionate welcome into a nationally recognized community service project that lasted eight years.
(WATCH the NBC tribute video below, from Nightly News)
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