ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time for Thanksgiving, Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed have left a lasting thank-you to the nation's troops passing through the world's busiest airport.
Deal and Reed unveiled two banners bearing their names and reading "Welcome Our Troops Home" at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday. Also on hand were officials with the Georgia National Guard, the Military Affairs Council of Georgia and the USO, which has a welcome station at the airport and greeters to cheer returning or departing troops.
Reed says thanking the troops and making them feel welcome is something the city should do more of. Deal says the message to the troops is to thank and remember them and to let them know Georgians are praying for them and appreciate their service.