YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by lpastwik » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:50 am

We have representation from all branches of the Military attending on that Thursday. We will get national press attention too! Please pass this on to everyone you know that served, or the families of the fallen. I am trying to reach everyone so they may attend but we have dated information. Please pass it on.
I know some may not be able to make the cremony on Thursday morning where we unveil the DS/DS pavers, but we will be having another paver ceremony on Monday May 30 at 10am that will include all the DS/DS pavers as well as other sections of pavers unveiled. Both will be very moving and memoriable ceremonies.
If you haven't been out to Ft.Benning in awhile... it is a whole new post! We are now the home of the Infantry & Armored (from Ft Knox). The museum is new too and is located just off post. It is a tribute of love to Soldiers, the museum is privately funded by donors and patrons. It is well worth the trip to see this facility that honors YOU!
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by redfish » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:33 am

Thank you again. I wish we all could attend but I know some of us are. I appreciate you letting us know about this.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:04 am

+ 1 with redfish, until it was mentioned here, i did'nt know a thing about it. thanks again.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:44 pm

i just finished setting up my hotel resverations a few mins ago, if anybody is planning on attending, ya might want to go ahead an get your rooms early. several hotels are already sold out. aaa, legion discounts will help with the cost a little.my little girl has a cam recorder, she's planning on filming the memorial(well, my wife is, my little girl is 11).
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Post by redfish » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:57 am

cool
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by redfish » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:15 pm

I'm a little worried about squalin' the whole time.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:50 pm

know the feelin, been thinking alot about that.dunno how i'll handle it, but its something that i got to do. looking forward to it, but also dreading it too......
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by redfish » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:20 am

same here
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Post by Elevenbravo87 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:56 pm

I will be there, I live about an hour form Benning.

Who do I need to contact for added John Hutto and Andy Alaniz...both KIA 27 Feb. 1991 at Jalibah Airfield
27th FEB. 1991... THE ANGELS WERE CRYING AS THEY CARRIED MY BROTHERS AWAY
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by redfish » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:11 pm

They should already be there brother. Her is the contact info:

Please contact me for more information. There is no charge for your attendance, we just want to honor your comrades with your blessing and attendance. If you are curious about this museum visit: http://www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com
Truly yours,
Lauren
lpastwik@nationalinfantryfoundation.org

Lauren Pastwik
Director

National Infantry Museum
1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220
Columbus, GA 31903
706-685-5813

I have exchanged email with her. I'm sure you can call or email and ask if their names are on it. I'm just assuming that Richard Hatcher and Kevin Wright Killed March 2, 1991 are on it. They were with us and we were from Ft. Benning.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:05 pm

i'm wondering if they'll have a reading of the names????????? that would be great if they did. just hoping that the weather holds that day. if not, it won't matter to me anyway, nor the ones attending.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:20 pm

found this last nite, thought ya'll might wanna read it:
Thousands of military veterans, unit members and their families are expected to attend the upcoming Gulf War Twentieth Anniversary Tribute to be held on Thursday, May 26 at the 190,000 square-foot National Infantry Museum near Fort Benning, Georgia. The event will honor the sacrifice of the 408 American service men and women killed during the Gulf War and will feature the laying of a number of granite paving stones dedicated to those lost during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. "This event is a long overdue national tribute to the sacrifices our military heroes…This will be the first official recognition of all Gulf War men and women who died in service," said Infantry Foundation Chairman Lieutenant General Carmen Cavezza.

The 20th Anniversary Tribute will be hosted by retired Four-Star General Barry Richard McCaffrey – a West Point graduate and commander of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) during the Gulf War. A number of top Air Force and Navy Gulf War commanders will also be in attendance, including; Gen. Charles A. Horner (Ret) commander of allied air assets during the Gulf War, Admiral Stanley R. Arthur (Ret) commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command during Operation Desert Storm, as well as Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, USMC (Ret.) commander of the 2nd Marine Division in the Gulf War. Other leaders from all military branches are expected. "As a participant in the Gulf War, I am proud that America is giving recognition to those who served and died for their country," said General McCaffrey.

In addition to the stone pavers and speeches, a military honor guard will march. Taps will be played following the unveiling of the stones and the raising of a new, special, dedicated flag for the Gulf War.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by haze » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:33 pm

wonder if they invited george bush, powell etc?
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:12 am

I sure hope there is video of the event. I will not be able to make it but I would sure like to see some of what goes on.
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Re: YOU ARE INVITED... MEMORIAL IN YOUR HONOR...

Post by redfish » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:21 pm

Gee thanx Haze. :D I was already nervous enough. Now several thousand? Great.

Dagger, I think she said there was gonna be national media coverage. I'll get some video and some pix. I'll see about posting them here and I'll see about gettin' some video to ya.
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