Aldersgate Residents, 186th Dance to the Music

Meridian, Miss. The residents of Aldersgate Retirement Community took to the dance floor Wednesday for their annual Valentine's Dance with the 186th Air Refueling Wing.

About thirty members of the 186th ARW visited Aldersgate, as they do each year around Valentine's Day.

The National Guard members wore their blue dress uniforms for this special occasion.

"These people have done so much for us, so we want to give back to the community here and come out and dance with them, if they'll dance. And if not, sit down and talk to them and carry on a conversation and talk about people they know from the past," said CMSgt Robbie Knight, president of the NCO Association.

Members of the guard have taken part in this Valentine's dance for eight years now.