• Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks with Fred Van Hoosier, commander of the Donahue, Iowa, American Legion Post 0532, following the Veterans Day ceremony at Rock Island National Cemetery Nov. 11.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks with Fred Van Hoosier, commander of the Donahue, Iowa, American Legion Post 0532, following the Veterans Day ceremony at Rock Island National Cemetery Nov. 11.

  • Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks about the importance of honoring America's veterans during the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Despite the cold, rain and snow, attendees took time to honor veterans past and present. The ceremony was just one of 18 ceremonies supported by RIA throughout the Quad Cities area.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks about the importance of honoring America's veterans during the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Despite the cold, rain and snow, attendees took...

  • Families and Patriot Guard members brave the cold to honor veterans past and present during the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, spoke of the proud service of America's veterans and praised their dedication to duty.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Families and Patriot Guard members brave the cold to honor veterans past and present during the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, spoke of the proud...

  • Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer talks to veterans at American Legion Post 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11.  Spencer was a speaker at the Veterans Day event at the legion hall. Other speakers included Illinois's 17th Congressional District U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos and the mayor of East Moline, John Thodos.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer talks to veterans at American Legion Post 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11. Spencer was a speaker at the Veterans Day event at the legion hall. Other speakers included Illinois's 17th...

  • Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer speaks with Boy Scouts from Troop 383 following the Veterans Day 2013 event at American Legion Hall 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer speaks with Boy Scouts from Troop 383 following the Veterans Day 2013 event at American Legion Hall 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11.

  • Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer talks to veterans at American Legion Post 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11.  Spencer was a speaker at the Veterans Day event at the legion hall. Other speakers included Illinois's 17th Congressional District U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos and the mayor of East Moline, John Thodos.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer talks to veterans at American Legion Post 227 in East Moline, Ill., Nov. 11. Spencer was a speaker at the Veterans Day event at the legion hall. Other speakers included Illinois's 17th...

  • Col. Daniel G. Mitchell, deputy commander, Army Sustainment Command, delivers a Veterans Day message at the Hero Street Monument in Silvis, Ill., Nov. 11.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Col. Daniel G. Mitchell, deputy commander, Army Sustainment Command, delivers a Veterans Day message at the Hero Street Monument in Silvis, Ill., Nov. 11.

  • Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks to an audience of about 100 people who braved the cold to attend the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Wharton stressed the importance of honoring those who have served, and those who continue to serve, our nation.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, speaks to an audience of about 100 people who braved the cold to attend the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Wharton stressed the importance of...

  • A member of the Patriot Guard joins local families attending the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton served as the keynote speaker for the event. Wharton, commander of the Army Sustainment Command, praised the service of veterans past and present while calling upon all people to remember the sacrifices veterans have made and honor them through service to our communities.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    A member of the Patriot Guard joins local families attending the Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton served as the keynote speaker for the event. Wharton, commander of the Army Sustainment Command...

  • Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, welcomes Gold Star Family members Teri Johnson, left, and Annie Cox prior to the Veterans Day ceremony held at Rock Island National Cemetery Nov. 11. About 100 people braved cold temperatures, light rain and snow for the event. Wharton was the keynote speaker at the event.

    ASC commemorates Veterans Day at area events

    Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, welcomes Gold Star Family members Teri Johnson, left, and Annie Cox prior to the Veterans Day ceremony held at Rock Island National Cemetery Nov. 11. About 100 people braved cold...

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."

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