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Colorado Springs Plans Welcome Home Parade For Soldiers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Troops from Fort Carson will be welcomed home from war with a parade in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday.

Organizers say the parade could attract even more people than one held in 2004, when police said about 60,000 spectators lined the streets to welcome troops home from Iraq.

Parade organizer John O'Donnell says the 2004 parade was more like a victory parade, but this one is meant to thank the troops for their sacrifices after repeated deployments.

O'Donnell says donors have contributed almost all of the $150,000 needed for the event.


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