Flag welcomes home troops


Last updated 10/1/2009 at Noon

Old Glory flies from the new flag pole along Mission Road in Fallbrook Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.

In a show of support to servicemen and women stationed at Camp Pendleton, an official military ‘welcome home’ area was dedicated September 17 on the north side of East Mission Road near Rancho De Loma Road and Avo Drive.

The installation includes a pole displaying a large American flag, new plantings of native oaks and other vegetation and the ‘welcome home’ fence where troops’ spouses, friends and family members post signs welcoming back their loved ones.

“The patriotic area we see today is the product of our community working together,” said Bob Leonard, former director of...

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