Security conscious travelers welcome enhanced safeguards

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Over the holiday weekend, millions of Americans are on the move.

And this year, travelers are being asked to be extra vigilant because of threats from terrorism.

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Michelle Harder and 4-months-old Max just got off a plane from Costa Rica.

On the night before Thanksgiving, mom and baby are feeling happy and relaxed and that’s how the people overseeing out national security would like everyone to feel, even as the United States and other western counties acknowledge the rising threat of terrorism.

Just two days after the State Department issued a world wide travel alert, the president offered this assurance, "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland."

While the government said it’s not aware of any terror plot or plan, some travelers said they’re relieved to see more security.

Some airports have posted armed security personnel in very visible places.

J.T. McDonald said he came to the San Diego Airport earlier in the day and spotted one uniformed officer walking around with a rifle.

As we prepare for the celebration of a uniquely American holiday, we can celebrate the liberty we enjoy as Americans, to travel and move about freely, refusing to be bound by fear.

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