Local Army Reservists honored at ceremony

March 6, 2011 4:56:45 PM PST
About 60 local Army Reservists who have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored at a ceremony.

Sunday's ceremony was a welcome home as well as a tribute to the men and women of the Thid Battle Command Training Brigade.

About 600 family members and friends of the soldiers attended the ceremony at Trinity University's Olsen Chapel in Deerfield, Ill.

"It makes me feel like America really cares. Like one of the speakers said, our time over their is a sacrifice, so it makes me feel really good," said Army Reservist Yvette Rose.

"My wife and my girls are here. Especially my girls, I want them to know what their daddy went through," said Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Vincent Lara.

As part of Sunday's ceremony, the soldiers and their families were recognized individually and presented with American flags.