Veterans Day at Camp Eggers
9 Feb 2010 by Clay Perce
Coalition members commemorate all those who've served*
Two minutes of silence, in honor of those who've fallen*
As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t do many ceremonies here at Camp Eggers. But Veterans Day (also known as Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Armistice Day) last November was an exception.
It’s a very powerful thing to pause, even for only a brief moment, and honor those who have served before us. And it was even more powerful to do so, here in Afghanistan, with other members of the Coalition: Albanian, American, Australian, British, Dutch, French, Polish, South Korean, Spanish, and Turkish forces alike.
Bottom line: There’s a poem, famous within the Commonwealth, that speaks to the need to keep the faith with our veterans:
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
Thanks to all who help hold that torch.
* Photos by SSgt Larry E. Reid, Jr., USAF, from DefenseImagery
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