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On Dec. 24th. 2005, Christmas eve, we started a tradition of honoring our returning service members by organizing an event known as “Operation Welcome Home”, a celebration to show our support and recognition for their service to our country. We invite members of their city government, police, fire, VSO’s such as Blue Star Moms, VFW posts, American Legion members, military families groups, community groups, family members and neighbors. We work with motorcycle groups like the Warrior Watch Riders to escort the service member home to a surprise “Welcome Home!”


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A thank you letter from: Elaine

Dear sir, My name is Elaine Bernardi, my husband, John, is the nephew of Will Wilson who you so wonderfully “welcomed home” this month. We have just watched the slide show Ritchie Wilson sent us – the tears are still flowing. I wanted to thank you for the tribute you all paid to Will and […]

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A thank you letter from: Pat Riley

Friends, I just want to thank you for making Alison’s (Buedel) homecoming unforgettable for her and her family. The sight of thirty motorcycles was, to say the least, thrilling. The entire affair was flawlessly done, from the flag line in the airport to the last sentence of the Welcome Home presentation: very touching; very poignant.

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A thank you letter from: Patty Floyd

As past president of Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, California Chapter 20, I want to applaud the folks of Operation Welcome Home (Diablo Valley Flag Brigade) and all that support their mission of honoring our military men and women as they come back home. I have seen grown men cry and families swell with pride […]

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A letter from: John Reese

The DIABLO VALLEY FLAG BRIGADE organizes a community based event immediately for those who are proudly serving our nation in uniform upon their return home from any portion of their tour of duty. A proper and dignified “WELCOME HOME” is something every soldier – sailor – marine – airman – coastguardsman – reserve & military […]

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