GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - An official Welcome Home was given to soldiers of the Ashwaubenon-based 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion.
The Kress Events Center at UW-Green Bay hosted 100 soldiers, who lined up in formation Saturday.
The drill was part of a special operation for the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion called "Welcome Home Warrior Citizen Ceremony."
It's part of a tradition in the Army Reserve after 9/11 to recognize the sacrifices that not only the soldiers make during deployment but their families too.
"It means we're home, and it's a really great feeling because we get a lot of support from the community here in Green Bay, and it's great to have all our family recognized," Staff Sergeant Darrin Dahms told FOX 11.
The unit received a special plaque from the state Legislature honoring their service during the ceremony. Soldiers also received special recognition from their commanders.
Army officials say "Welcome Home" events are especially important for soldiers who deployed for the first time. They say it helps soldiers better adjust back into civilian life.