UTICA-- A New York Army National Soldier who was attached to Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry during the unit's deployment in Afghanistan in 2012 receives awards from the commander during Freedom Salute Ceremonies held here on Saturday, Jan. 12. Freedom Salute Ceremonies were held by battalion units in Ithaca, Gloversville, Peekskill, and Niskayuna over the weekend.