The following announces a Welcome Home ceremony for National Guard soldiers based at the Woodstock Armory who have been deployed in Afghanistan:
Lake in the Hills, IL – American Legion Proudly Welcomes Home National
Guard Soldiers Co. D 1/178th at the Woodstock Square.
When: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time: Buses are Expected to Arrive Around 10:30 or 11:00 AM (they
will depart Ft. McCoy Wisconsin at 7:00 AM). A special flag raising
ceremony will take place approximately a half hour prior to the arrival of
10:45 – Arrive Gazebo in Woodstock
Heroes will get off the buses and head up the walkway to the gazebo where
awards will take place. The Mayor of the City of Woodstock, Brian Sager,
and McHenry County’s Sheriff, Keith Nygren, plus other local dignitaries
will take part in ceremonies.
The bells will toll for our fallen soldiers once everyone is situated in
Lets us never forget the four that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
There will be a presentation for their slain comrades. Plaques will be given
to the families present.
Immediately following the Woodstock ceremonies, the American Legion is
also planning an additional “Welcome Home” party for Specialist Sean Heraty.
Staging for Warrior Guard Patriot Riders begins at MCC’s parking lot.
Riders will pass through Crystal Lake (Sean’s neighborhood). Police and Fire escorts will join the riders to the destination of the American Legion Post, 1101 W. Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL.
The public is encouraged to attend both events and extend to our heroes a
hearty “THANK YOU!”