After spending most of the past year in Afghanistan, the Army National Guard’s 1230th Transportation Unit, pictured here in the 100 block of East Jackson Street, will return to Thomasville about 1 p.m. Saturday. Citizens are encouraged to welcome those returning home by bringing American flags and lining up along a route from the south edge of the city on U.S. 319 South to Hansell Street. Upon arrival, the 1230th Transportation Unit will enter Thomasville High School’s Veterans Stadium, where a brief welcome-home ceremony will take place. The ceremony is open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the THS gymnasium.