Over 250 soldiers are headed home to Darwin this weekend and the city council plans to host a parade to welcome them to the community. If you haven't got any plans set aside for March 1, this might be a great morning activity to bring your family a long to and celebrate the local community's brave soldiers.
"This is an opportunity for the community to thank them for their efforts and recognise their sacrifices while they were away on duty," said Attorney General John Elferink in a February 27 statement.
"Darwin is a defence town and I hope there will be a big turnout for this important family and community event."
The soldiers, who are members of the Australian Defence Force, will be the final contingent arriving from the Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. The province has seen a number of Australian soldiers over the years, with over 26,500 of our own defence personnel seen across Afghanistan since 2002.
If you'd like to show your support and attend, the parade will begin at 10.30 a.m. on the Esplanade near the Darwin Cenotaph.
Whether you're going to greet a friend or relative, the welcome home parade is sure to be a great event for all residents of real estate in Darwin.