Fallen Heroes Flag Memorial
During the our September 11th Flag display, the ASY and their volunteers put up over a hundred American flags at the local park on base to fly for the day. The flags were put up on this day to offer reflection for those lost from Twentynine Palms due to the Global War on Terror, as well as those who never made it out of the 9/11 attacks in New York, the Pentagon, or Pennsylvania preceding the War. We were very fortunate to have two Navy Chaplains join us and offer a few words to those who were present. One Chaplain gave everyone the opportunity to speak allowed the names of those they knew who were no longer with us. A few spoke of friends who were in New York, many mentioned acquaintances they had heard didn’t return from Iraq or Afghanistan, but one spoke through tears of those who knew. The names he mentioned were recognized by all present as those who did not return home with their Unit on their last deployment. Seeing over a hundred American Flags flying in the breeze is a spectacular sight, but hearing the names of those they fly for by a Marine who lost his brother in arms, is the humblest of experiences.
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