Salutes & Awards

September 20, 2013

Patriots remembered, honored during Fort’s 9/11 ceremony

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Maranda Flynn
Staff writer

Wreath holder Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dawley (center), 309th MI Battalion, salutes as the National Colors are brought down during retreat on Brown Parade Field.

Fort Huachuca hosted a Patriots Day ceremony Sept. 11 to remember and honor the victims, their loved ones, and the heroes who dedicated their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

As the U.S. flag waved at half-staff on Brown Parade Field, guests were taken back to that day 12 years ago while a solemn timeline of the day’s events was read aloud at the start of the ceremony.
Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, said, “Today as we reflect on the attack that took place on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001, we are reminded of the thousands of innocent lives that were lost.

“We remember not only the 3,000 civilians and first responders who lost their lives, but also the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, [Department of Defense] and national agency employees that have fallen in the last 12 years in the fight against terrorism.

“It is tempting after a decade of war, with our pending withdrawal from Afghanistan, to simply mark 9/11 in memory of our fallen heroes,” Ashley continued.

“What I am asking you to do today is remember that this is not a time to take a knee. As Americans, we must recall the sense of unity our nation experienced in the wake of 9/11 … we owe it to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and to our children, to not become complacent.”

Following his remarks, Ashley, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE and Military Intelligence Corps command sergeant major, placed a memorial wreath as a tribute to all of America’s fallen comrades.

After the wreath was placed, everyone stood for a rifle salute while Fort Huachuca’s Select Honor Guard rendered honors and a bugler from the 62nd Army Band played Taps.

The ceremony ended at 4:30 p.m. with the retirement of the colors and sounding of retreat.




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