• VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton, 412th Theater Engineer Command, thanks a veteran as he signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of Veterans Day during a local celebration here Nov. 12. The commemorative flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton, 412th Theater Engineer Command, thanks a veteran as he signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of Veterans Day during a local celebration here Nov. 12. The commemorative flag will be displayed...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- A World War II veteran shares his 'Soldier for Life' story with Spc. Young and Spc. Bailey of 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a Veterans Day luncheon here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- A World War II veteran shares his 'Soldier for Life' story with Spc. Young and Spc. Bailey of 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a Veterans Day luncheon here Nov. 12.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Bailey, 412th Theater Engineer Command, waits as a veteran signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of this year's Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12. Flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Bailey, 412th Theater Engineer Command, waits as a veteran signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of this year's Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12. Flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Community members waved as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command marched by as part of the Veterans Day parade here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Community members waved as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command marched by as part of the Veterans Day parade here Nov. 12.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Cedrick Douglas of 412th Theater Engineer Command, pictured here with Civil War re-enactors and a park ranger from the National Park Service, were out in full force with his 'Build to Serve' team to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Cedrick Douglas of 412th Theater Engineer Command, pictured here with Civil War re-enactors and a park ranger from the National Park Service, were out in full force with his 'Build to Serve' team to share their 'Soldier for...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Sgt. 1st Class Darwin Trest and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Sgt. 1st Class Darwin Trest and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Young, 412th Theater Engineer Command, waits as a veteran signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of this year's Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12. Flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Young, 412th Theater Engineer Command, waits as a veteran signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of this year's Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12. Flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Felton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Felton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the local community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the local community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Young and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Young and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Cedrick Douglas and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Cedrick Douglas and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Native Americans from the Chahta Alla Youth Council listened as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command share with them what it means to be a 'Soldier for Life',, as part of Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Native Americans from the Chahta Alla Youth Council listened as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command share with them what it means to be a 'Soldier for Life',, as part of Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Community members waved as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command marched by as part of the Veterans Day parade here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Community members waved as Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command marched by as part of the Veterans Day parade here Nov. 12.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Bailey and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Spc. Bailey and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here...

  • VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. David Putnam and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

    'Build to Serve' on display

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. David Putnam and Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to honor veterans of past and current wars, and to share their 'Soldier for Life' story with members of the Vicksburg community, during...

VICKSBURG, Miss.- Soldiers of 412th Theater Engineer Command were out in full force to not only honor veterans of past and current wars, but to also share their unique 'Soldier for Life' experience with members of the local community, during Veterans Day celebration here Nov. 12.

This was a win-win situation for our Soldiers, and no one can communicate our 'Army Strong, Twice the Citizen' story better than we can, said Sgt. 1st Class Henry, NCOIC for the 412th team.

We're here to honor, meet and learn from the valuable experience of our veterans of War World II , Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan and Iraq, and to engage with our local community about who we are and what we do as Army Reserve Soldiers at 412th TEC, he said.

The 'Build to Serve' team didn't miss a beat, as Soldiers interacted with parade spectators when the event kicked off at 10 a.m., entertained questions from the public about their military static display, demonstrated the mechanics and operation of a HMMWV and LMTV vehicles, and facetime conversations with veterans of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War.

This was really nice, first time to see so many veterans from different wars in one place. I'm impressed with the display and to have soldiers eager to share their experience with us," said Shane Shumake of the Chahta Alla Youth Council.

Event coordinator, Sue Bagby, seconded the thought. The presence of the 412th here was refreshing and hard to ignore, visitors gravitated to their area to find out more about their story.

Soldiers were actively roaming the area, reaching out to other vendors and visitors, talking proudly about who and what they do as not only members of the military, but members of our local community as well.

A 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag was signed by veterans at the event and will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters here at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center.

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