Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembrance Ceremony


Something very nice about that flag =)


Lieutenant General Odinero (3-star general)


Soldier playing a very decent rendition of Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten"

Firefighter sounding the 4-5s (whenever a firefighter dies, a bell is rung 4 sets of 5 rings) in honor of all who have died since 9-11 fighting the war



Very powerful and moving singing of "America the Beautiful" played by the band and sung by the crowd in attendance



Camp Victory Fire Truck


Today being the 6th anniversary of the attacks of 9-11, there was a remembrance ceremony at the palace. A couple of us on the team trekked on over and were glad we did. The Chaplain of the Army who is a Major General (2-stars) was the main speaker and gave a great speech based off of Jn 15:13, "Greater love has no one that this, that he lay down his life for his friends." His three points were that those here; Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coalition partners, civilians, and contractors; show the essence of this verse every day through commitment, character, and cost.

7 comments:

Rob N. said...

ct,

good to see that you're doing well... hot, but well...

Dee said...

Wow!! It sounds like you had a very moving ceremony. What an awesome way to remember September 11th.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for sharing the photos and experience of commemorating 9/11 from Iraq!

Mike's America said...

Like so many bloggers I did my own reflections on 9/11. But on 9/12 I added a post of Thanksgiving for all the brave men and women who have been keeping us safe and preventing an attack since that awful day in 2001.

Thanks for this report from the front line in our effort to keep America safe and rid the world of this evil Islamist poison.

Dee said...

Shane, this was so good I linked to it at my blog and the group blog I'm a part of.

Cajun Tiger said...

Thanks! =)

Reliapundit said...

God Bless You All!