Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hanscom Heroes Homecoming

Here are just a few photos from the terrific event at Hanscom Air Force Base honoring local airmen who've recently returned from serving America abroad. Some served in Iraq and Afghanistan, while others were in less-familiar places like Qatar and Djibouti.

But wherever they went and whatever their duty, they left families and comfort behind to serve our nation. I was extremely honored to be asked to participate in the Hancom Heroes Homecoming ceremony.

Some of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders were there, along with their counterparts from Minuteman High School. The Lowell Devils sent their mascot, who joined Freddie Freedom, representing the 66th Airlift Wing.

Special thanks to Gen. Rooney, Col. Schluckebier, Chief Master Sergeant Sirois, Master Sergeant Thompson, JB and everyone who made this well-earned homecoming possible.