Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Command Sgt. Maj., and Barbara Shealer, Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick Chapter president, unveil a commemorative flag that the was commissioned for the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. (Photo by Larry Sorcher, USAG VI)
By Rob Sperling
USAG Public Affairs
September 11, 2001 effected many people in different ways, but the dedication to duty, honor, and country displayed by the military and emergency first responders has been memorialized a number of ways by the American public.
On Tuesday, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick Chapter took time out of their day to present the U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Boyce a commemorative flag that the was commissioned for the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
"This flag pays tribute to the sacrifices and patriotism displayed by America's military," said Chapter President Barbara Shealer.
"The Daughters of the American Revolution stand by the three tenets of our mission - Patriotism, Historic Preservation, and Education, and today we pay tribute to the patriotism that our Soldiers display every day.
"The National Chapter of the DAR commissioned the flag to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. "Utilizing a red, white and blue color scheme, the flag was created to provide a remembrance for all of those who have given of their services and for those who have lost their lives in the War on Terror, beginning with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 that was downed in Shanksville, Pa.," said Shealer.
Thank you was the theme of the event and was repeated back to the DAR representatives through Command Sgt. Maj. Boyce as he thanked them for their continued and dedicated support to the military and the Soldiers of Fort Detrick.
"As I accept this flag I want to say 'thank you' on behalf of all Soldiers," said Boyce. "We have pledged to protect our freedom and liberties and to defend it from those who wish to disrupt our way of life. We are truly the home of the brave and the land of the free.
"The Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick Chapter is one of 47 chapters in Maryland and provides a number of services that support the community including volunteering at the recently opened Veterans Affairs Clinic on Fort Detrick, Contribute to the Soldier Emergency Fund, send care package to wounded Soldiers and a number of other charities that benefit the community through service, patriotism, education and historical preservation.