Sgt. James Brinson’s long journey home from Iraq will end on tree-lined streets festooned with yellow ribbons.
His wife, Gené, 24, has decorated a stretch of College Street, the driveway of their apartment complex and their apartment door.
It’s her way of celebrating her husband’s return and reminding people of the sacrifice of thousands of local service members and their families.
“I try to think about what it would have been like to get something like this when I came home,” said Brinson, who met her husband when she served as a medic in his unit. “And I’d like to see how many other people do the same thing. I hope there are thousands of ribbons to greet them.”


GenĂ© Brinson hangs yellow ribbons along College Street in Lacey on Wednesday. Her goal is to have the entire street lined with ribbons by the time her husband, Sgt. James Brinson, returned from his deployment in Iraq on Saturday. The couple met when she served as a medic in his “Triple Nickle” support battalion.

JR and I have been seeing these as we’ve traveled along College Street over the last week or so and weren’t quite sure what it was all about. There are HUNDREDS of them.
Saturday we remarked that they’d made their way the whole stretch.

She did it.

Apparently she read the comments over there.

This is supposed to be a day where we are celebrating our freedom and thanking our soldiers and their families, remembering our fallen heros, and honoring our vets.
This is not supposed to be about fighting and verbally bashing each other.
I am highly aware a lot of you hate the military, soldiers, the government, etc., but there is honest to God no need to rip each other apart. When it comes down to it, we’re all supposed to be playing for the same team.
We all have freedom of speech, but that shouldn’t be abused. Please just be glad to be an American today and be glad you dont get threatened with death for speaking your mind. A lot of people don’t have that luxury.
Please be thankful to be able to have different points of view. That’s what makes us unique, that’s what God made us to be and that’s what freedom is about.
God Bless America
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