Iraq War veterans celebration planned

The war in Iraq

April 2, 2012 4:55:19 PM PDT
Officials in Cumberland County announced plans for a Heroes Homecoming Celebration at Fort Bragg.

The celebration will kick off on Nov. 8 with a dedication ceremony. The names of fallen soldiers will be engraved on a memorial outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum.

Soldiers on base said they appreciated the recognition.

"It's great to know we are supported in the community and that people do care about us and do want to say 'thank you' and provide us help if we need it," said United States Army Major Chris Brautigam. "But really, it's just that big 'thank you' that is really nice to have."

The rest of the celebration will run through Nov. 11 and will feature a parade as well as a family fun day in the park.

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