GENERALLY SPEAKING: Week of September 22
FORT HAMILTON HOLDS POW/MIA CEREMONIES
The nation’s commander-in-chief President Barack Obama issued aproclamation from the White House naming this past Friday,September 16, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Locally, in commemoration of the observance, the Fort HamiltonArmy Base held their annual ceremonies on the large grassy knoll infront of the military reservation’s garrison headquarters and mainflagpole. A color guard of soldiers from the recruiting battalionpresented the colors with Captain ChristinaMouradjian singing the National Anthem.
Base chaplain Major Richard Garvey gave theinvocation and Charles Salloumconducted the Missing Man Table ceremony. After presentingwelcoming remarks to the troops present, ex-prisoners of war,veterans, members of Rolling Thunder, elected officials andcommunity leaders, garrison commander, Colonel MichaelGould turned the podium over to keynote speaker,Lieutenant Colonel Richard Davis