Military Families Honored

Military Families Honored


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Kimberly Houck reporting We've heard a lot about pro war rallies, war protests and events to support the troops. But in Layton a local service organization honored those who have loved ones in Iraq.

One Layton mother is proud of her son's role in liberating Iraq and liberating fellow soldiers.

Darlene Martinez/ Mother of marine: "THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION 3RD LAR BRAVO COMPANY WAS THE ONES THAT RESCUED THE POW'S. MY SON IS PART OF THAT BRAVO COMPANY. MY SON WAS THERE. THEY HELPED THEM COME HOME."

Families who have soldiers serving in Iraq came together in support yesterday. They sang, handed out gifts, and comforted each other.

Kayla Ealey-Smith: "WE DON'T HAVE ANY PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY THAT'S IN THE MARINES--IN THE MILITARY-- BUT WE WANTED TO COME SHOW OUR SUPPORT AND SHOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE ALL THEY DO TO KEEP OUR FAMILY SAFE."

Darlene Martinez/ Mother of marine: "I'M JUST GLAD THAT PEOPLE COME OUT ARE WILLING TO GET TOGETHER AND BECOME ONE, JUST LIKE OUT THERE THEY'RE ONE BIG FAMILY. THIS IS THE SAME WAY IT IS OUT HERE."

Kathy: "IT REALLY LIFTS YOU UP TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THE VERY SAME THING."

With the help of sponsors, the local service organization--Horizons 111--donated cd's, phone cards and other items to each military family in attendance.

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