Welcome Home Heroes Parade

Melissa DeCicco
2872 days ago.

This Saturday is “Welcome Home Heroes Day” – the first parade in the country for the Iraq veterans!  This is a great family event to join St. Louis and the rest of the Country in saying ‘Thank You Troops‘ for your courage and sacrifices to keep our country safe.  It is time to celebrate their return home in style.  The parade route will start at 7th & Market Street and end at Union Station beginning at 12:00pm Saturday.  Union Station will be host to food, music, and other entertainment following the parade until 8:00pm.  In addition, there will be a Veterans Resource Village set up to help veterans connect with organizations offering tools and opportunities for them as they transition back to civilian life.  Another big thank you to Anheuser-Busch and Mayflower for donating monetary support to make this all happen and to all the organizers and volunteers of this event.

A “Reading of the Fallen” will also be taking place at soldiers memorial tonight (1-27) at 9:11pm and will last until all 6,500 names of fallen Americans are read.

To find out more check out their website or facebook page.

Thank you again to all our troops from Mills Properties!

Photo courtesy of the Washington Post

Melissa DeCicco

Melissa is a wiz at crazy facial expressions, golfs at every chance possible, and loves super uncomfortable shoes. A dedicated Dolly Parton fan, she purchased Dollywood season passes several years in a row (it’s 500 miles away) and finally met her in 2004 – she ROCKS!

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