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Posted on: September 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Requests “Welcome Home” Photos for Video to National Guard by Sept. 14

American Flags draped on buildings in downtown San Marcos

The City of San Marcos (COSM) and the Hays County Veterans Resource Office invite members of the public to submit “welcome home” photos for inclusion in a City-produced message to the Texas Army National Guard 4th Battalion-133rd Field Artillery Regiment.

The Texas Army National Guard 4th Battalion-133rd Field Artillery Regiment is based in San Marcos and has been deployed overseas.  They will be returning soon and due to social distancing concerns, local representatives are embracing a virtual welcome. Residents, businesses, and community groups are invited to send in photos displaying welcome home messages to be included in the video. In addition, residents and businesses are encouraged to display yellow ribbons of welcome in yards and front windows.

Photo submission for the “Welcome Home” video will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Directions for submissions are below. By submitting a photo, entrants unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the following rules and guidelines.


Photos can be submitted by emailing by Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Photos should be taken in landscape format and in focus. Please do not resize to a smaller file prior to sending. Photos will be included in a video that will be shared on social media to the SMTX Community Services Facebook page and Hays County Veterans Resource Office Facebook page, and shared with the Battalion for distribution as they deem appropriate for their troops.


By submitting a photo for this video, participants permit the COSM to use the photos for City publications, promotions and any third-party media coverage as the department deems necessary unless the participant expressly files a written objection to the use of photos of themselves and/or their children.

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