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03/25/06

Fort Stewart Celebration

Third I.D. Families enjoy a day of fun at Fort Stewart's Welcome Home celebration. Third I.D. Families enjoy a day of fun at Fort Stewart's Welcome Home celebration.

Between fifteen and twenty thousand Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families turned out for an official welcome home celebration Saturday at Donovan Field at Fort Stewart.

Restaurants from Hinesville and Savannah served up tons of free food, while families enjoyed a carnival with pony rides for the children.

The Third Infantry Division's deployment to Iraq kept soldiers and their families apart for a year, but Saturday was a day for everyone to let their hair down and relax.

Elizabeth Smith, a military wife, said, "This gives us time to soak it all in that our husbands and friends are home safely and it's a time to celebrate and bond with Dad and just have a big old celebration."

Today's celebration was capped off with a concert by Country Singer Chely Wright and Comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Reported By: Dal Cannady; dcannady@wtoc.com

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