St. Louis Will Hold Nation’s First Welcome Home Parade for Iraq Vets
Barack Obama refused to hold a victory parade for the US troops returning from Iraq. He wouldn’t even hold a welcome home parade.
St. Louis will hold the nation’s first Welcome Home Parade for Iraq War vets.
Ozarks First reported:
The countdown is on. The nation’s first welcome home parade for Iraq war veterans will take place on January 28th in St. Louis, Missouri.
Some good news for parade organizers. Union Station has opened up its doors for an event before and after the parade, says Craig Schneider, Welcome Home Parade Organizer. “Union station has opened their doors so our dream of this veterans resource village where we can get people and groups together that are welcoming them back and kind of helping them out, Union Station has opened its doors. So it’s all going to be inside at Union Station now.”
The parade will start run down Market street starting at Kiener Plaza and end at Union Station.
And they’ve started to get calls and emails and Facebook postings from around the U.S. from the invasion in 2003 until the end of the war in late 2011 while American troops fought and died in Iraq.
So far the group is operating on Facebook. On a page titled ‘Make January 28th Welcome Home the Heroes from Iraq Day.’
The organizers are asking for donations here.