Cicero throws Marine welcome home party

March 13, 2012 3:45:15 PM PDT
Marine Lance Corporal Rodolfo Alanis was medically discharged from service in 2008. He returned to his home in Cicero but never received a big homecoming.

So Tuesday the Warrior's Watch Riders along with members the town of Cicero threw him a hero's welcome home party.

"My service was out of my heart and for you to thank me for it, I feel truly blessed for what I have gotten. Thank you," said Alanis.

Alanis was honored during a town council meeting by the village's board president and the mayor. He was also presented with a certificate of appreciation for his service.