Operation Welcome Home! Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:55 pm

Gilbert will honor Army Captain Edward Miller during a 6 p.m. January 12 Operation Welcome Home event held at Town Hall, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, near Gilbert and Warner roads. The hero’s welcome event is open to the public, and will be televised on local Cox Channel 11 and streamed online at www.gilbertaz.gov.

Miller is a Police Officer with the Town of Gilbert and has been in the Army since 1990. He recently returned home from a deployment to Joint Base Balad in Iraq, where he served as Platoon Leader/Operations and Training Officer. He has earned several honors including the Bronze Star Medal, the Army commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Driver’s and Mechanical Badges and the Army Superior Unit Citation.

About Operation Welcome Home: Operation Welcome Home is an event that allows Gilbert residents, friends, and families to demonstrate a true appreciation and provide a hero’s welcome to our veterans and their families. The Town invites residents to join us to recognize the valuable service and dedication military men and women provide our country. Under the program, the Council honors these individuals with a Proclamation presented at a formal council meeting in appreciation of their commitment to our nation. The celebration for each returning service person is a grand event. With the support of veterans’ organizations, service groups, employers, community leaders, and mentors, the young men and women are reintroduced to our community and are thanked for their effort and sacrifice.

Learn more or fill out a nomination application at www.gilbertaz.gov/operationwelcomehome.