Troops Gather In Support Of 9-11
There have been a number of different memorial services held to honor the people that perished during the events of 9-11. Recently, the soldiers from the 4th Infantry, MNF Baghdad and the Servicemembers stationed there held their own ceremony to remember the individuals who perished on that day 7 years ago, on September 11th, 2001.
It is a day that will live for many people in infamy, just as the events of Pearl Harbor did for the generation earlier. Major General Jeffery Hammond, commanding general for the 4th Infantry division was the Ironhorse Patriot Day Memorial Observance.
After General Hammond spoke those that were gathered had a moment of science, and there were three wreathes that were hung under huge photos that depicted the Pentagon, the crash site in PA of Flight 93, and the twin towers.
Many people remember the events well, and the 4th Infantry division placed a flag from Ground Zero in front of the photos of the Twin Towers, and rendered military honors to each of the displays. The flag was flown at Ground Zero by firemen that sent the flag to the Soldiers serving in Iraq by the New York City Fire Department.
The flag serves as a very somber reminder of the tragic and violent events that claimed the lives of firemen, policemen, and over 3,000 of our American Countrymen.