Statement from Congressman Hal Rogers about the return of the troops to Eastern Kentucky:
“This weekend, I am honored to welcome home and wish a very Merry Christmas to our Kentucky National Guard “Mountain Warriors!"
"Over the past several months, these brave men and women answered the call and honorably served in Iraq with steadfast resolve and fearless dedication; sacrificing time away from loved ones, putting careers on hold, and placing our nation’s security first."
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Mountain Warriors and their families for their service and sacrifice made in protecting our country and upholding the highest ideals and traditions of America. It is because of you that we can enjoy the privilege of living and working in a free society."
"So, welcome home Mountain Warriors. I wish each of you a joyful holiday season and a blessed time with your families and friends. You are true heroes.”