Members of the military flying into Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Nov. 21, can receive a special welcome home for Thanksgiving as they arrive at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Airport volunteers including therapy dog teams and the Patriot Guard Riders will be participating in Operation Handshake on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m at both airport concourses.

The annual event welcomes home returning military members and veterans to thank them for their service.

Anyone is welcome to participate.

If you would like to make sure that a member of the military or veteran that you know receives a special welcome home, message the Gerald R. Ford International Airport via Facebook with their flight time, airline, name and branch.