Time Limit For Welcome Home Banners

Most of the year, the fences that line Highway 24 in Jacksonville are lined with welcome home banners for Marines and Sailors coming back from deployment.

Recently, there were dozens of new signs added to the mix that read, "signs and banners will be removed every Thursday."

Camp Lejeune added the signs to make sure that signs are taken down and removed, so they don't stay up for long periods of time -- which often happens long after a loved one has returned home.

The base removes banners which are tattered, lewd or offensive.

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  • by Joe Location: Looking for a Reality Check on Sep 18, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    Mr reality check, as a Marine I would love to get together with you and discuss your freedoms over coffee. Also you need to learn how to use the word invoke in a sentence. I learned how during my unreal career in brainwashing school. Maybe you should sign up and learn a few things yourself.
  • by Lissa Location: Richlands on Sep 17, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    I am a marine wife and to get back on the topic, I do like that they are putting a time limit on there so that there will be room when muiltiple troops are coming home. As to Mr. Reality Check, I am sorry that you feel the way you do about our armed men and women, but that is your right to feel that way, thanks to all of our men and women in the armed forces. I shall keep all of our men and women in my prayers and wish for a safe return. To all the families left behind I send you the strength to survive the deployment.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 17, 2009 at 05:06 AM
    It would be nice if they could purge the area of illegals every thursday.
  • by Wayne Location: Ithaca, ny on Sep 16, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    Well reality check This our country and our troops that are serving it. How about getting a reality check on your goals in life seeing our unformed men and women are serving to protect our lives and freedom. Wish personally you should lose and be shipped overseas to see what a real life is all about. Thank you uniformed men and women for the job you choose to do.
  • by Reality Check on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    I'd be careful of the name calling, P. You are invoking on my right to free speech.
  • by P. Location: Michigan on Sep 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    Apparently MISTER REALITY CHECK decided to skip school so he could play with his computer and send little hate messages to people who work for an honest living! Get a life you little creep!
  • by Reality Check on Sep 16, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    "...our country"? It's our country, as well. All of don't support our "heroes", "home again". That "our country" comment reflects typical American arrogance. Fine with me, Will. Why don't you leave your precious military and get a real career.
  • by home again Location: jacksonville on Sep 16, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    Wow. I can't believe you. If you don't like it leave our country. No one is forcing you to live here unless your illegal trying to make money. Your in a military town get used to it or leave
  • by Will Location: NC on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    Okay mister reality check, people like me who are supposed to be brain washed we will not fight anymore to protect your freedom's that you may have.
  • by Reality Check on Sep 16, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    You guessed right. But, trying to put words in someone else's mind is brainwashing and that is exactly what you so-called "heroes" are- brainwashed thugs using modern technology to murder innocent people.
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