Fort Drum Remembers 6 Fallen Soldiers


Soldiers and family members packed Memorial Park at Fort Drum for the annual Mountain Remembrance Ceremony.

This year the 10th Mountain Division honored the six soldiers who died last year in Operation Enduring Freedom.

"I ask all of you not only on this day but on every day that you reflect on the treasure the fallen and wounded have laid at our feet," said Major General Galen Jackman, retired former Fort Drum Chief of Staff.

It was a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made not only by the fallen soldiers being honored, but all who gave their lives in past wars.

"It calls us to remember each year when we come back for the ceremony, the sacrifices that have been made not only most currently but those that have been made pretty much throughout our countries history," said Tony Keating, the civilian aide to the secretary of the Army.

The event was about an hour long.

A plaque with each of the six soldier's names makes sure their memory will last for years to come.

While remembering the fallen is important, speakers at the event wanted to make sure people didn't forget the soldiers who are currently serving and their families.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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