• An Ordnance School color guard stands at attention during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights May 28.  Roughly 100 Fort Lee Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines participated in the ceremony.

    Colorguard

    An Ordnance School color guard stands at attention during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights May 28. Roughly 100 Fort Lee Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines participated in the ceremony.

  • A rifle team from Fort Lee's 262nd QM Battalion stand at parade rest on the grounds of Peterburg's Blandford Cemetery, where they participated in a Memorial Day ceremony.

    Rifle team

    A rifle team from Fort Lee's 262nd QM Battalion stand at parade rest on the grounds of Peterburg's Blandford Cemetery, where they participated in a Memorial Day ceremony.

  • An unidentified local citizen pays her respect to the national anthem during the Memorial Day Ceremony May 28 at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights.

    National anthem

    An unidentified local citizen pays her respect to the national anthem during the Memorial Day Ceremony May 28 at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Seth Smallman, acting first sergeant, 54th QM Co., 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group, leads a procession of Fort Lee Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen down the Boulevard during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony in Colonial Heights May 28.  The event featured quest speakers, a wreath-laying and the playing of Taps.

    Leading the way

    Sgt. 1st Class Seth Smallman, acting first sergeant, 54th QM Co., 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group, leads a procession of Fort Lee Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen down the Boulevard during a Memorial Day remembrance...

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge greets two Hopewell World War II veterans at Monday's annual Memorial Day observance at the City Point National Cemetery. Herndon Smith, left, and Thomas R. Blount, also a former Hopewell mayor, were among a number of veterans and citizens attending the function sponsored by the Jacob J. Pearson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637, American Legion Post 146 and Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 6. Hodge, CASCOM and Fort Lee commander, was the keynote speaker. A brass quintet from the Fort Lee 392nd Army Band performed patriotic music, and a color guard from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy at the Army Logistics University posted and retired the colors.

    Maj.Gen.Hodge

    Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge greets two Hopewell World War II veterans at Monday's annual Memorial Day observance at the City Point National Cemetery. Herndon Smith, left, and Thomas R. Blount, also a former Hopewell mayor, were among a number of veterans...

  • A lane of American flags leads to the marble memorial at the City Point National Cemetery for Monday's annual Memorial Day observance. Smaller flags were planted before each grave marker for the event sponsored by the Jacob J. Pearson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637, American Legion Post 146 and Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 6. Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, CASCOM and Fort Lee commander, Hodge was the keynote speaker. A brass quintet from the Fort Lee 392nd Army Band performed patriotic music, and a color guard from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy at the Army Logistics University posted and retired the colors.

    Gravestones

    A lane of American flags leads to the marble memorial at the City Point National Cemetery for Monday's annual Memorial Day observance. Smaller flags were planted before each grave marker for the event sponsored by the Jacob J. Pearson Veterans of...

  • Pvt. Zacharia Nelson, an advanced individual training student from Victor Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, plants a flag at a gravestone at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. Each year, Fort Lee students team up with the J. Thompson Wyatt American Legion Post 2 to place flags at the gravesites of veterans in the cemetery. This year, they placed nearly 5,000 flags.

    Flag placement

    Pvt. Zacharia Nelson, an advanced individual training student from Victor Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, plants a flag at a gravestone at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. Each year, Fort Lee students team up with the J...

  • A rifle team from Fort Lee's Ordnance School marches after performing during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights May 28.

    Rifle team

    A rifle team from Fort Lee's Ordnance School marches after performing during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in Colonial Heights May 28.

  • Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore, Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Tatem and American Legion Commander John C. McCrea lay a wreath on a gravesite at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg on Memorial Day.  Tatem, the top enlisted Soldier of Fort Lee's 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, and roughly 50 Soldiers from his battalion participated in Memorial Day weekend events.

    Wreath-laying

    Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore, Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Tatem and American Legion Commander John C. McCrea lay a wreath on a gravesite at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg on Memorial Day. Tatem, the top enlisted Soldier of Fort Lee's 262nd Quartermaster...

FORT LEE, Va. (May 31) -- Fort Lee military members supported a number of Memorial Day commemoration efforts over the holiday weekend. The events included a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in the nearby city of Colonial Heights to helping American Legion members to lay flags on gravesites in adjacent Petersburg. All of the services with a presence here -- the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines -- participated in Memorial Day events. Maj. Gen. James Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, participated as well. He was the guest speaker for a commemoration ceremony in nearby Hopewell.

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