was held on Saturday, March
29 from 3-6 pm to welcome home Brandon
& Jeremy Pitts from their tours of duty in
The welcome home ceremony was held at the
Franklin Community Center & Heritage Museum at 4 pm.
Earlier in the day the family had a private luncheon and gathering.
Read the speech from the ceremony.
I’d like to
welcome everyone to this special event in honor of two local heroes. Websters dictionary defines a hero
man admired for his
achievements and one that shows great courage.
These two young men are perfect examples of that definition. The Pitts family has a long history of
service to our country. In addition to these two brothers - a 3rd brother, a grandfather and 3
uncles served in the United States Army.
But today we are here to honor Brandon & Jeremy.
We are thankful
for your safe return and wish you and your loved ones a joyous reunion.
the soldier, not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press.
The following poem by Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, United States Marine Corp., is a fitting tribute to our men in uniform.
We appreciate all that you both have given in service to our country.
At this time I’d like to introduce a few special guests who have a few words to say:
If there are any veterans
here today, please stand so we can recognize all of you.
And a special
thank you to Brandon & Jeremy for your service. And thank you for
the rest of the world become a safer place.
Community Council, Inc. would like to present you both with a scrapbook
this event, a t-shirt and a set of pins.
It is a very small token for all that you have done.
We are honored to be able to say to you today: Welcome home. We missed you. And job well done!We invite everyone to stay for refreshments and to spend time to welcome these young men home.