On Friday, July 2nd, volunteers from the Colorado Springs Switchbacks staff attended the Homecoming Celebration hosted by Fort Carson. Military families from all over Colorado Springs gathered to celebrate the arrival of a platoon of soldiers returning from a one-year deployment overseas.
Nearly 1,000 people gathered on Friday, where the families were greeted with games, food live music, and more to celebrate the homecoming. With the weather cooperating, guests were able to enjoy backyard games like cornhole and frisbee as well as explore the military vehicles parked on site.
A chili cook-out/competition preceded the event, and the festivities continued long into the afternoon.
Ziggy made an appearance as well, delighting kids and adults alike and helping create photo memories to remember the event.