News: Raiders continue partnership with local community
Story by Sgt. Shantelle Campbell
CLAY CENTER, Kan. – Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received a very special ‘welcome home’ from the community of Clay Center, Kan., during a Community Covenant ceremony Sept. 25.
The ceremony was to reaffirm the partnership by re-signing the covenant that was created between the Raiders squadron and Clay Center in August 2008.
“The reaffirmation of the Army Community Covenant is an important demonstration of the partnership that exists between our two units and entities; entities being Clay County, Clay Center, the 1st Squadron and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,” said Lt. Col. Scott Nelson, the commander of 1-4 Cav., during the ceremony.
“I’m very proud to stand here and reaffirm our covenant with Clay County and Clay Center,” Nelson added.
“To be able to reaffirm (the covenant) is so important, and I am so glad we were able to do that,” said Clay Center’s Mayor Sharon Brown.
After the signing of the covenant, members of the Raiders squadron joined citizens of Clay Center in conversation, handshakes and hugs – closing out a day that not only reaffirmed a community partnership but placed a seal on a continued and lasting friendship.