Macon holds parade for departing Georgia National Guard 48th Brigade.
Image: Woody Marshall, The Macon Telegraph.
Said Gov. Perdue, at the event:
“This is worrisome. They are defending America, defending Georgia. It’s a sad (feeling), but it’s always sad. That’s the price of freedom. They hadn’t signed up to be professional warriors when they first joined, but they are ... doing whatever it takes for us to be free.”