DUBLIN (KCBS) – Active members of the military home for the holidays were honored at an annual event in Dublin Monday night.

Army Sergeant Pete Sullivan is among seven active duty military personnel from San Ramon, Danville and Dublin honored in a ceremony at the Dublin Library Community room.

He says it’s a lot different than last year when he spent the holiday in Iraq.

“I was sitting on my computer, trying to say hi to everybody through the Internet,” he said.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

Organizer Mike Conklin says the three cities have been putting on the event since 2005.

“What we wanted to do was to make sure these individuals, while they were home on leave, understood how deeply we felt about them,” he said.

All three of Conklin’s sons are Army Rangers.

The military members received plaques and proclamations from the mayors of the cities where they live.

Sgt. Sullivan, who expects to redeploy to Iraq next year, says it means a lot that people who don’t know him care that he’s home safe.

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