Welcome home ceremonies for returning soldiers

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) - The first of several welcome home ceremonies for returning Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are today.

More than 700 members of the 45th Fires Brigade are coming home after a 10-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.

Two ceremonies are planned for Monday afternoon and another is Tuesday.

The first will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Altus High School football stadium and the second will be at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Wellness Center in Weatherford at 2 p.m.

Tuesday's ceremony starts at 2 p.m. at the Enid High School football stadium and future ceremonies are being planned in Lawton, Duncan and Anadarko.

Information from: Altus Times , http://www.altustimes.com

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