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Wheelmart hosts Welcome Home event for Ft. Polk soldiers

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Last Friday, the crowd gathered for a Welcome Home celebration for the returning Fort Polk soldiers coming home from Afghanistan. 

The best part of the day came from a 92 year old woman, VeraMoses of DeRidder. She made her daughter drive her to Leesville just so she couldhug on some soldiers and tell them "thank you".

"Mrs. Vera Moses spent her afternoon giving hugs tosoldiers at the Welcome Home Heroes Celebration in Leesville. She was among themany who came out to show appreciation to our returning Fort Polk soldiers,"said Candace McRae, event coordinator and owner of WheelMart AutoSupercenter.

One attendee said, "I thought the contrast in an almost certain WW2bride with Afghan war veteran, crossing generation and racial lines was toowonderful."

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