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In Phillips' hometown, 'elation' over his release

Published 04/13/2009, Associated Press

In Capt. Richard Phillips' hometown, they'll never forget this Easter Sunday. Five days after he was taken hostage by Somali pirates in an aborted hijacking, Phillips was freed in equally dramatic fashion, thrilling a community where yellow ribbons had sprung up like spring flowers in hopes that such symbols counted for something.

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