26 February 2007

"They are our heroes"

Bert Brady works to ensure soldiers get a warm greeting when they return from Iraq or Afghanistan. (ABC News)
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(The video is not work safe if you are weepy like me.)

Person of the Week: Bert Brady

Feb. 2, 2007 — Just about every morning for the past year, Bert Brady has been getting up, having a cup of coffee and heading over to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. But this ritual has nothing to do with travel. He's at the terminal to welcome home American troops as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I went 300 days last year," Brady said. "They are glad to see us, and we are tickled to death to see them because they are our heroes."

Brady, a 69-year-old veteran, is a member of the Welcome Home a Hero program at his local airport. He makes sure every soldier that comes through Dallas gets a special homecoming.

Thanks to Sandy for sending the link to this heartwarming story.

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