The Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Departments helped the Patriot Guard Riders welcome a soldier home from Afghanistan Thursday evening. Airman Ben Rosengarden had a dinner in his honor at the Village Bar & Grill in Buffalo Grove and the fire department had several units their to honor his service. Buffalo Grove and Deerfield police officers escorted the group from Deerfield to the site in Buffalo Grove along with a contingent from the Patriot Guard Riders.

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

Buffalo Grove Tower Ladder 25 with an American flag is poised to welcome airman Rosengarden home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

A Buffalo Grove police officer leads the convey that escorts airman Ben Rosengarden to a dinner in his honor. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

The procession drives under the American flag as Buffalo Grove Fire Department personnel stand in formation. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

Airman Ben Rosengarden meets the firefighters from Buffalo Grove as they thank him for his service. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro has a small gallery with additional images HERE.

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