Opinion

The boys are back in town

There is cause to celebrate in Bremerton: the men and women of the USS Carl Vinson and USS Sacramento made their way back to port on Thursday and Friday. And celebrate the city did.

It is at times like these the city of Bremerton embraces its roots as a Navy town ... as it should. Bremerton was awash in red, white and blue on Friday afternoon when the Vinson cruised by the Bremerton waterfront. Well-wishers lined the boardwalk waving flags and yellow ribbons and cheered as the carrier went past. While some spectators were there to catch a glimpse of a loved one, most were there as a sign of support for the sailors.

Just outside the Navy base, civilians held banners and passersby honked in support of the troops. The residents of Bremerton came together to act out their appreciation because sometimes a simple “Thank you” is not enough.

Welcome home, sailors. And thank you

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