Remembering The Return of the 351st Military Police Company In Ocala

FlagsDuring this Veteran’s Day Holiday weekend, it seems appropriate to look back on a special day in Marion County.  On Thursday, June 24th, 2004 several thousand people turned out at Veteran’s Park in Ocala to welcome home the 351st Military Police Company. The 130-member unit arrived on buses and participated in a short parade through the park. Many of those who turned out to cheer and greet the veterans carried homemade signs. A huge banner read, “America’s Hometown Heroes.” The military police unit had just completed a 13-month mission as part of Operation Freedom Iraq. WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend was there and reports the celebration included a musical tribute and a military flyover. (Originally aired on WUFT on June 24th, 2004)

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