The community is invited to participate in a patriotic farewell Monday morning for the 250 Winder-based soldiers who are being deployed to Afghanistan.
The soldiers will board buses at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Winder and at 9 a.m. head south on Hwy. 81 and then west on Ga. Hwy. 316.
The public is invited to bring flags and posters and to line up along Hwy. 81 south of Winder. The buses will be escorted out of town by Sheriff Jud Smith, whose brother Andy Smith, is among those being deployed.
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