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    6-8 Cav., Lyman Hall remember 9/11

    6-8 Cav., Lyman Hall remember 9/11

    Photo By Sgt. Joshua Laidacker | Students of Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hinesville, Ga., wave U.S. flags as they...... read more read more

    HINESVILLE, Ga. – Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, provided a color guard and guest speaker for the 7th annual Patriot Day ceremony at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hinesville, Ga., Sept. 11, 2014.

    “We’re here to honor and remember those we lost 13 years ago,” said Maj. Andrew Sinden, the 6-8 Cav., executive officer, in his special address to the students. “Every year it’s important that we come together as a community, not only to remember, but also to become stronger as a community.”

    During the ceremony, held in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Flag was raised to half-staff and a Hinesville police vehicle led a freedom walk around the school, followed by members of a U.S. military veterans’ motorcycle club.

    “We’re honoring the people who sacrificed their lives throughout the 13 years we’ve been at this,” said Jeff Logan, who spoke at the event as a representative with the motorcycle club, which has participated in the annual event for five years. “We need to keep those people in our hearts; they’re not to be forgotten about,” added Logan who is also the brigade sergeant major of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

    Sinden and the color guard provided by 6-8 Cav. followed behind the motorcycle club in the freedom walk, just in front of the students which were waving flags and chanting “U.S.A!”

    “It’s important to remember those that we’ve lost and those that have answered the call to protect us,” said Sinden, a native of Dunkirk, New York.

    “I think the most important thing though is that we help bring the next generation forward in remembering those that have gone before us,” Sinden added. “The military does a wonderful job of reaching out to the community.”

    Sinden recognized the soldiers from 6-8 Cav. for their support to the school and added that he hopes the efforts of 6-8 Cav. will influence students to serve their communities.

    “We’ll forever call today Patriot Day,” Logan concluded in his speech.

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    Date Taken: 09.11.2014
    Date Posted: 09.12.2014 14:23
    Story ID: 141959
    Location: HINESVILLE, GA, US 
    Hometown: DUNKIRK, NY, US

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