FORT BENNING, Ga. – Community members joined military leadership at the Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery Thursday to remember our nation’s fallen Soldiers in observance of Memorial Day 2021.

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick C. Garner command sergeant major, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Memorial day ceremony May 27, 2021 at the Fort Benning Cemetery. (U.S. Army photos by Markeith Horace, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence photographer)
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe commanding general, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick C. Garner command sergeant major, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Memorial day ceremony May 27, 2021 at the Fort Benning Cemetery. (U.S. Army photos by Markeith Horace, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence photographer) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Memorial Day is a United States tradition dating back to 1861, when graves of Civil War Soldiers were first decorated. This year’s ceremony featured remarks from Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe, commanding general, Maneuver Center of Excellence, followed by an honorary wreath laying at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in memory of all men and women from all military branches that paid the ultimate price for freedom.

“If you are among those who lost a loved one,” Donahoe said. “Use this day to remember them.”

Last year, families were not able to attend in person because of COVID, but every year, the ceremony is held at the Fort Benning Memorial Cemetery.

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