Arkansas Soldier Homecoming

Thousands turned out at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium today for the statewide welcome home celebration for Arkansas Soldiers who served in Iraq.

The celebration is dubbed ``Welcome Home Arkansas Heroes''.

Governor Huckabee extended an invitation to all Arkansans to thank Veterans for their service.

Ceremony highlights included a performance by the Arkansas Army National Guard Band, a special memorial tribute and an F-16 flyover.

Following the ceremony, the troops and their families were treated to a free barbeque lunch.