• Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, applauds organizers of the All-Era Veterans Healing Field event during his opening ceremony remarks Aug. 27. Speaking to some 200 guests at the Davenport, Iowa, event, Fontaine said, "I can assure all visitors that your hearts will be touched, and that you will go away inspired and filled with a new-found appreciation for all of our veterans - past and present, living and dead - as well as for those who serve today."

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine Addresses Healing Field Audience

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, applauds organizers of the All-Era Veterans Healing Field event during his opening ceremony remarks Aug. 27. Speaking to some 200 guests at the Davenport, Iowa, event, Fontaine...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, Army Sustainment Command, addresses the audience Aug. 29 during the closing ceremony for the Healing Field observance in Davenport, Iowa.  Speaking about the importance of remembering those who have fallen, Blake said  "A servicemember, all of us, form a bond, stronger than a mother's love and stronger than a wedding vow."

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake Speaks to Healing Field Audience

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, Army Sustainment Command, addresses the audience Aug. 29 during the closing ceremony for the Healing Field observance in Davenport, Iowa. Speaking about the importance of remembering those who have fallen, Blake...

  • Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine (left), Army Sustainment Command commanding general, and ASC Command Chaplain (Maj.) Charles B. Rizer, Jr., speak with B.J. Jackson before the opening the Davenport, Iowa, All-Era Veterans Healing Field event, Aug. 27. Jackson lost both his legs to a bomb explosion in Iraq.

    Army Sustainment Leaders Meet Wounded Warrior

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine (left), Army Sustainment Command commanding general, and ASC Command Chaplain (Maj.) Charles B. Rizer, Jr., speak with B.J. Jackson before the opening the Davenport, Iowa, All-Era Veterans Healing Field event, Aug. 27...

  • Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, speaks with All-Era Veterans Healing Field organizers Annette Wood and David Jensen following the Aug. 27 opening ceremony in Davenport, Iowa.  About 200 people attended the community event.

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine Meets Healing Field Organizers

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, speaks with All-Era Veterans Healing Field organizers Annette Wood and David Jensen following the Aug. 27 opening ceremony in Davenport, Iowa. About 200 people attended the...

  • Army Sustainment Command Chaplain (Maj.) Charles B. Rizer, Jr. gave the benediction at the Davenport, Iowa, All-Era Veterans Healing Field opening and closing ceremonies.  During the Aug. 29 closing ceremony, Chaplain Rizer prayed, "Thank you, Lord, that this weekend, these earthly grounds have been a hallowed place."

    Army Sustainment Command Chaplain Prays For Souls of Servicemembers

    Army Sustainment Command Chaplain (Maj.) Charles B. Rizer, Jr. gave the benediction at the Davenport, Iowa, All-Era Veterans Healing Field opening and closing ceremonies. During the Aug. 29 closing ceremony, Chaplain Rizer prayed, "Thank you, Lord...

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Speaking as comrades in arms, the commanding general, command sergeant major and command chaplain of Army Sustainment Command participated in the seventh annual All-Era Veterans Healing Field event held at Memorial Park Aug. 27-29.

Dozens of American flags covered the Healing Field, each with a placard containing names of fallen warriors of the past year. On the dais, upturned rifles, topped by a helmet, and accompanied by boots, paid homage to the fallen of all branches of military service.

In his remarks at the Aug. 27 opening ceremony, Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, ASC's commanding general, spoke to the event's inspiring nature.

"I can assure all visitors that your hearts will be touched, and that you will go away inspired and filled with a new-found appreciation for all of our veterans - past and present, living and dead - as well as for those who serve today," said Fontaine.

Speaking at the Aug. 29 closing ceremony, ASC Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake described the ties that bind people in uniform.

"A servicemember, all of us, form a bond, stronger than a mother's love and stronger than a wedding vow," he said.

Chaplain (Maj.) Charles B. Rizer, Jr., offered prayers at both the opening and closing ceremonies.

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