Old Glory Due to Return From Afghanistan for the 2011America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

Crew Members of the 337th Airlift Squadron Return Flag From Afghanistan in Time for Thanksgiving
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Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- PLYMOUTH, Mass. – August 24, 2011 – A veteran will be returning home just in time for the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Mass. The crew members of the 337th Airlift Squadron from the United States Air Force took the United States flag that will fly above the parade all the way to Afghanistan and back just in time for this year’s celebration.

“We are honored to have a special guest presiding over our parade all the way from Afghanistan,” said Olly deMacedo with America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration. “This flag will have special significance for our community and the entire nation.”

Last November, Director of the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration parade, Olly deMacedo took down the American flag over the parade with the assistance of the Plymouth Fire Department and presented the flag to the Air Force performance band to bring to Afghanistan. The troops were presented with the flag during the Christmas tour, but the town was left without its special emblem for this year’s America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration.

United States Air Force flight engineer MSgt Eric McGlynn and his wife purchased a replacement flag which MSgt McGlynn proudly brought to a runway in Afghanistan. That flag will return to Plymouth just in time take a place of honor at the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration this year.

“I really want to thank MSgt McGlynn and his wife for purchasing this flag for our parade,” said deMacedo “This will be a very special way to honor our troops for generations to come.”

The 2011 America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration will take place November 18 through 20 at the nation’s birthplace of Thanksgiving – Plymouth, Mass. For more information about the celebration, which has been named one of the top 10 Thanksgiving celebrations in the nation, please check out our website at http://www.usathanksgiving.com.

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