The unit will unload their buses at the old Justin’s Dodge location on highway 53. The soldiers will then climb aboard flat bed trucks and enter the parade route.
The parade will run down to 41 and through downtown to West Line Street and then to the armory.
View 108th soldiers' homeward route in a larger map
“I hope everybody shows up in force,” Cathey Hendrix told the Calhoun Times last week.
Hendrix is encouraging all Gordon County residents to hand American flags and yellow ribbons.
Hendrix’s husband, Harley Hendrix a member of the 108th, has designed a t-shirts will benefit the Officer’s Fund and 108th Memorial Fund. The shirts are available in both long and short sleeve, in both adult and children’s sizes.
The shirts are gray and feature a unique skull design with the words “1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Roughrider, Come What Will.”
“The guys want a sea of gray,” Hendrix said. “We need to show that we love them. We’ve had some losses, it’s been a long year and half.”
The cost of the shirt is $15 and can be purchased by visiting the armory on River Street or by calling 706-879-2901. T-Shirts are also available at Daylight Donuts.
Gordon County County Schools Superintendent Bill McCown announced to the Calhoun Times that the Board of Education has approved early checkout for students to welcome the 108th squadron.
"There will be no penalty for checkout to attend the parade," McCown said.
Parents and guardians should be advised that the same rules and regulations apply for early checkout procedures at each school.
Calhoun City schools will also allow children to check out early without the day being counted against their attendance records, Superintendent Michele Taylor said.
The Calhoun Times will be following the 108th as they return to Calhoun and will provide readers with full coverage of the day's events.
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