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Troops welcomed home Friday

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Flag waving family members, friends and supportive residents lined the bus route through downtown Ruston while close family members with posters and balloons waited at the National Guard Armory to take the returning soldiers home.

The Ruston Fire Department and the Lincoln Parish Fire Department each sent ladder trucks to hold a large American flag over the welcome home downtown route.

Members of the Louisiana Tech University Bands played contemporary and military music for the crowds and the returning troops.

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