Bergdahl’s hometown in Hailey, Idaho prepares for his return. The welcome-home celebration, named “Bowe Is Back”, is scheduled for June 28, 2014. Bowe’s return will not only be celebrated by Hailey, but its larger neighboring town, Sun Valley. Hailey has actively supported Bowe’s return in many ways since his capture in 2009. This support involves yellow-themed window shop signs, ribbons and balloons. They have also planted trees in the community garden for each year Bowe was not home. In a public speech, Idaho’s Chairman Larry Kenck graciously thanks Obama for making Bowe’s release a reality.