On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, former President George W. Bush and the former First Lady, Laura Bush, greeted 145 soldiers at the DFW Airport who were returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan for two weeks of R&R.
Please take a moment to watch this inspirational video, as President George W. Bush welcomes home these military heroes. It will touch your heart, even if you don't like President Bush. The patriotism of the former Commander in Chief is heartwarming. I don't know what he was putting into their hands, but it was obviously some sort of homecoming gift.
Bert Brady, who assists in coordinating the Welcome Home Project, sent the American Family Association this video. Almost every day, some 40 people show up at DFW to welcome home the soldiers. As they depart customs and enter the main terminal, you can hear the applause by retirees and veterans. More than 750,000 service men and women have been greeted in this way as part of the Welcome Home Project. Some of them specifically ask that their return to the U.S. be routed through DFW.
If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and you would like to greet soldiers returning home, you can get information about gates and arrival times by calling 972-574-0392.
Also, if you would like to send a "Thank You"! to the former President for his support of our military, go to the AFA website. Over 99,000 have signed up since Wednesday.
As always, please remember to keep our troops and their families in your prayers!