U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers invited some local business and armed forces servicemen and women to receive special notice for their patriotism.
Rogers commended the dedication of some local companies in assuring their employees fighting abroad that they would not only have a job upon their return, but their families would be cared for.
By law companies must provide a job for returning servicemen and women, but not necessarily the same job.
Rogers said some companies not only obeyed the law but also provided health care coverage and a standard income for families on the home front.
Rogers said U.P.S., General Motors and Two Men and a Truck were some of the more generous and patriotic companies when it came to welcoming back troops.
The congressman says by some estimates one in 10 troops has difficulty with his or her company upon their return.