ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events
November 14, 2013
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- In keeping with a long-time tradition, senior leaders from the Army Sustainment Command, and several other organizations here, ventured into the community to support 18 Veterans Day events this year.
Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, was the keynote speaker at the Rock Island National Cemetery; Col. Daniel G. Mitchell, deputy commander, ASC, spoke at the Hero Street Monument in Silvis, Ill., Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer, ASC, addressed the crowd at American Legion Post 227 in East Moline, Ill.; and Col. William M. Krahling, commander, Distribution Management Center, ASC, spoke at American Legion Post 246 in Moline, Ill., Nov. 11.
"You know, in the Army, we are one big family. We don't use the term 'comrades in arms' loosely" Spencer said. "Supporting one another is what it is all about. The Army's relationship with the Quad Cities isn't all that different. We share common goals and support one another across the board, which makes us all stronger."
In addition, Sgt. Maj. Brian L. Marone, DMC, conducted a Veterans Day event at St. Paul the Apostle School in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 12.
To top things off, ASC Command Historian George Eaton, conducted an RIA history presentation with a Veterans Day theme to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association at the Quad Cities Botanical Center Nov. 13.
"You understand the meaning of Veterans Day and the obligation we all share to honor our veterans and show them the respect they've so richly earned," Wharton said. "No community in the country reaches out and supports its veterans like the Quad Cities. I'm very proud to be a part of this caring community."