Cherry Jordon, of Lawrence, far right, greets her husband, Cpt. Matthew Jordon, with a kiss Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 during a welcome back ceremony for the Kansas National Guard at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. On the left, Todd Loughney, of Topeka, gets a look at his 3-month-old son, Keagan Loughney, with his wife, Karma Loughney. Approximately 220 members of the Kansas National Guard were welcomed back Friday.
Four-year-old Halley McGrann and her father, Cpt. Jack McGrann, spend time arm-in-arm Friday during the welcome home ceremony for about 220 Kansas National Guard soldiers.
Family and friends cheer on the Kansas National Guard 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 as they march into the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. About 220 National Guard soldiers were welcomed back Friday.
Nine-year-old Stephanie Walker of Mission waits for her father, Shawn Walker, to be released Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 during a welcome home ceremony for the Kansas National Guard.
A young boy watches Kansas National Guard troops march into the Kansas Expocentre on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.
Soldiers and their family gather outside the Kansas Expocentre on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.
From left, Janet Kristinat, Tammy Lindsey, Hayley Lindsey, 13, Jordan Lindsey, 11, Jackson Summers, 2, and Paula Zishka watch as Kansas National Guard troops get off their buses Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 during welcome home ceremony at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.