"I'll Be Home For Christmas" Celebration - Heroes Coming Home

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender NMLS 69996

The heroes from the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division were welcomed Saturday as the community and the city of Leesville recognized returning soliders, complete with family activities, a change of command ceremony and the Leesville Christmas parade.  The event was appropriately named the "I'll Be Home For Christmas" celebration and parade.

Approximately 4,000 soldiers from the 4-10 participated in the activities, which were highlighted by a change of command and responsibility ceremony. The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony included the passing of colors from Col. Bruce P. Antonia and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven L. Womack to Col. Mario A. Diaz and Command Sgt. Maj. Noe R. Salinas.


The 4-10 deployed to Afghanistan in October of 2010 and began returning to Fort Polk in August of this year. Diaz, who previously attended the National War College in Washington, D.C., said that Leesville's ceremonies showed America's faithfulness to their troops.

"If anyone ever doubts that this nation is great, they need to stand here today," Diaz said.

I agree.

Posted by


 Join our Cause on Facebook!

Louise Thaxton VA Military Suits in Boots 

Louise G. Thaxton NMLS #69996, VA Home Loan Expert

#14 in Nation for VA Loans (Scotsman Guide)

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp NMLS #2289

Phone: 866-960-9115  Email: lgthaxton@fairwaymc.com


Find Me Online!

Louise Thaxton FacebookLouise Thaxton TwitterLouise Thaxton LinkedinLouise Thaxton Blog


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Louisiana Vernon Parish Leesville
Military Relocations
Outside Blogs
ActiveRain Challenges
2011 December 31 Day Posting Challenge Group
serving those who serve
team thaxton
2011 december blogging challenge
give back programs

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996

Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information