By Natalie Neumann
Soldiers who have recently returned from Iraq were honored today at the D.C. armory by more than 150 friends, family and fellow soldiers.
Close to 100 soldiers of the Army National Guard's 547th Transportation Company were thanked for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton says the Guard has been called upon time and time again.
"You and your families make untold sacrifices that the people of the United States know too little of," says Norton, addressing the guards.
For many of the returning soldiers this tour was their first deployment. For Staff Sgt. Ronald Murphy, it was his third.
"We left as a family, and we said once we leave, we're all coming back as a family," he says.
Murphy says he's glad to be home and glad the company can get back to their civilian lives.