Support for those in the armed services comes from many different places. Friday one serviceman's employers were honored for standing by their employee.
The New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented the "My Boss is a Patriot Award" to members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at the request of Detective David Gazara, a tech sergeant with the Air Force.
The acting Prosecutor says that Gazara is the real hero.
"Dave was the one who made the sacrifice, Dave was the one who exposed himself to danger as a volunteer. His family bore the brunt of it so whatever we can do to support Dave and the other members of the armed services its really our obligation and our duty."
The "My Boss is a Patriot" award is given on behalf of the Department of Defense.