Some 360 Utah soldiers will be honored this weekend for their service in Iraq.
The Utah National Guard's First Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, will hold a freedom-salute ceremony Sunday at 10 a.m. at Abravanel Hall. The Guard will present Freedom Salute Awards to those who served from June 2007 to May 2008. Members of the 1-145th performed military police duties at Camp Bucca, Iraq, one of the largest detention facilities in the country.
The award consists of a commemorative flag and case, a Defender of Freedom certificate, lapel pins and a commemorative coin. Employers of soldiers will also be recognized.