The community is asked to help welcome back the local National Guard troops, which will be coming by bus to the National Guard Armory in Palestine at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
“We are hoping that the community will come out around the loop (Loop 256) to welcome the guys back,” Veterans Historic Education Center Director Evelyn Cupit said.
A brief ceremony will be held at the armory before they will be released to their families. The men arrived safely back on American soil on May 11.
Families of the troops have been told they can be at the armory around 2 p.m. in anticipation of the troop’s return.