Military guard members and reservists depend on the support of their employers when they are deployed or take part in drill weekends. That support was recognized Friday at a luncheon in Jackson.
The event was held by the group Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. WTOK was honored for the stories we have done over the past months detailing what the military members do when away from home.
"It would be very stressful without the employers," said Gen. William Freeman, Mississippi's adjutant general. "When they come home they know they have a job, and so they are able to concentrate on their mission when in harm's way."
The event was held at the Old Capitol in downtown Jackson.