ANAD honors Veterans
Anniston Chemical Activity Commander Lt. Col. Will Flucker places a flag at a grave on McClellan. Flucker was the keynote speaker for Anniston Army Depot's Veterans Day ceremony.

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Anniston Army Depot held two ceremonies Nov. 8 to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the past, present and those who will service in the future.

"It is part of the culture of Americans to serve a cause greater than themselves," said Lt. Col. Will Flucker, commander of the Anniston Chemical Activity in his remarks during the Veterans Day ceremony on the installation.

Flucker reminisced on the peacetime military that existed in the months leading up to Sept. 11, 2001, and the changes that have occurred in the years since.

He also looked to the future of the military and the challenges service men and women will face 10 years from today.

Speaking to the Veterans in attendance at the ceremony, Flucker said they, and the men and women like them who will serve in the future, are the great constant of the U.S. military.

"You represent a legacy of service that cannot be broken," said Flucker.

During the ceremony, the future armed forces members were represented by Jacksonville State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard, who posted the colors for the ceremony, and the Gadsden City High School JROTC Drill Team, who performed for the audience.

Following the depot ceremony, a number of depot Veterans went to a wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery on McClellan where they placed flags on each grave.

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