Operation Handshake welcomes West Michigan troops home for Thanksgiving

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — West Michigan troops will get a warm welcome home this Thanksgiving at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Operation Handshake is an event the airport hosts to welcome home military members and veterans.

The Patriot Guard Riders, Gold/Blue Star Mothers and volunteers will be at the Ford Airport to welcome home military members.

Volunteers will be set up at both airport concourses standing with American flags and signs, thanking troops as they arrive. Kids will also make and pass out cards, as well as candy.

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