Thirty-four members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Personnel Company were honored in a ceremony at Ft. Indiantown Gap Saturday afternoon.

Each soldier was presented with an American flag and other mementos of their service during Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.

For a long-time member of the guard, like 12-year-veteran Sgt. Daon McBroom, the ceremony meant a lot.

"It feels really good. The way that they recognize us a lot better. A lot more efficient, a lot more official. It means a lot more than when people were recognized in the past," McBroom said.

The soldiers weren't the only ones honored, the people who supported them back home were recognized as well.

"I pinned my father and my sister," said Spc. Karena Dows. "They are big in my life, my father is ex-military so he knows all about it. And my sister is one of my best friends."

Spc. Dows followed in her father's footsteps by joining the Army. Her father Peter said he's proud of his daughter and her fellow soldiers.

"We're just so glad everybody made it back safely, her and her friends," he said. "And we're glad to see that they all made it back."

The soldiers were deployed in small groups between 2010 and 2012 to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan and were in charge of clerical support.