The ceremony included a reading of the wartime poem, "In Flanders Fields," by John McCrae, the playing of the national anthem by guitarist and CECOM video teleconferencing and audio-visual support team lead Russ May and remarks from CECOM Commanding General Maj. Gen. Mitchell L. Kilgo and CECOM and Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Frank C. Gutierrez. Red poppies were distributed to those in attendance as a symbol of the bloodshed protecting Americans' freedom and a tribute to the fallen.
A video produced by CECOM visual information specialist Sean Kief showing photos of more than 30 CECOM employees when they were in the service was presented. The Armed Forces Medley was played, and CECOM employees who served in each branch of the armed forces were recognized as their respective service march was played. | Photo by Sean Kief, CECOM Public Affairs