We certainly appreciate the vital, patriotic service of all our men and women in uniform -- especially of those who serve overseas, far from the comforts of hearth, home and family.
And so it is with a happy "Welcome home!" that we salute airmen of our Tennessee Air National Guard's 241st Engineering Installation Squadron as they have come back from their deployment in areas of the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
All of us should recognize that our returning airmen have served at great personal sacrifice.
Accordingly, we wish for them a joy-filled homecoming -- and a comfortable adjustment back into their welcome civilian lives.