(Tim Jaynes, Staff)
The Missouri Army National Guard held the presentation "Freedom Salute" for Operations: Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom" Sunday at the Sikeston Armory for Company C 1140th Engineer Combat Battalion. (Above) Cpt. Scot Ratcliff shows his sons the "Freedom Salute" awards that he received during the ceremony. Each soldier received an American Flag, a commerative coin and other awards for their part in the operations. (Left) Brigadier General Michael Pace speaks to during the ceremony. Also area citizens were honored for their support of the troops at the ceremony.